I went to two different high schools, and the second one I only went to for one year (my senior). Strangely enough, I know more people from that school currently living in LA than I know from the one at which I spent three years. And this past Sunday we finally all got together for a celebratory Christmas brunch. Brynn was the perfect host with her decked out Christmas apartment and drinks and treats. We played Fish Bowl and made Christmas mugs, and we had the best time! Hoping this “reunion” will be a more regular occurrence.
I’ve never understood the concept of “surviving the holidays” until this year (which makes me a little sad). This December we have been to 7 Christmas parties…with 2 more to go! I just hope in the next ten days we can find some down time to relax and really relish the season without all the hustle and bustle. But all of the parties have been fun and filled with great food and great friends, so I really can’t complain about there being too much Christmas cheer.
I am so happy to have met such a wonderful group of people in my acting class and that we were able to get together to celebrate the holidays. We had Puerto Rican eggnog, buttered rum, Christmas cookies, and other treats to celebrate. Thankful for these friends.
I have been wanting to make a pom pom garland for a while now, so yesterday I spent my time watching Gilmore Girls being productive by plopping down on the couch with yarn, a fork, and some scissors. I followed this simple tutorial and used a serving fork (larger than a regular eating one) to make the pom poms. I also left mine a little less “groomed” because I like my pom poms to be fluffy.
I tied the “tails” of the pom poms onto some white yarn and added the garland to my happy little gallery wall, which isn’t so little anymore but is definitely even more happy.
I’ve been feeling a bit out of it this Christmas season, and I think part of it is because I haven’t gotten to do any crafting, Christmas or otherwise. This has definitely helped, and I already want to make a smaller, all white one for our Christmas tree!
reading : Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
listening : to Christmas music on repeat.
smelling : my Christmas tree candle, naturally.
watching : a lot of Gilmore Girls. like, a LOT.
feeling : a little out of it this Christmas season…
planning : a dinner with friends.
catching up : on my to-do list. it’s never ending, isn’t it?
working on : my fitness. my bummed knee had me out of the loop for a while, but I’m slowly making my way back into it.
cooking : simple meals that don’t require a lot of dishes. because washing dishes is the worst.
going : to eight, yes EIGHT, holiday gatherings this year (and that’s not including actual Christmas).
wishing : for a white Christmas (not gonna happen).
brainstorming : ways to fulfill my life goals, both personal and professional.
anticipating : the films coming out soon (Into the Woods, Wild, my horror film!) and getting my first SAG screeners in the mail!
receiving : a new phone! my contract renewed, and I got a Galaxy S5 for ONE CENT.
buying : the last of the Christmas gifts. I just have a couple small ones to pick up. I love buying Christmas gifts and wish I could afford to buy a million for everyone.
this list inspired by elise
Our last morning we headed to the top of the Rockefeller Center to get a view of the city. Then we saw the famous Christmas tree (though it wasn’t lit up yet :( ) and the ice skating rink. Afterwards we walked around Central Park (and saw the famous Alice in Wonderland statue!) and through FAO Schwartz (a child’s dream, I imagine).
New York was fun and exhausting, and I wish we had had more time to see more things, but what can ya do? It’s the city that never sleeps, and it sure felt like that. I didn’t realize until last night that we didn’t even have time to go to any dessert places! We’ll have to make another trip just for that (and to see more shows!).