Monday, November 30, 2009
The holiday season is upon us and, boy, are we ready for it! Chris and I have just about hit our limit of reading and grading and planning and on and on... So when Wednesday rolled around last week, I was ready to do nothing but eat, drink, and be merry (in my pajamas) the next day.
My mom hosted a small but beautiful Thanksgiving dinner this year and, while I love to cook and host stuff, sometimes it's nice to play the kid role and let your mom make everything. The weather in Big Sur could not have been better. We spent the morning reading in the sun, and later ate dinner outside on a picnic table. Then, in true California fashion, the sun went down and we rushed inside to sit by a cozy wood-burning fire.
Dinner was yummy, the company was great, and we could not have asked for a more relaxing weekend in the woods. Just a few more weeks of school and teaching and it's time to do more of the same. Bring on the holidays!
I used to sit in the cube behind you. Then I didn't. And then we fell in love.
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