I have watched The Family Stone approximately a dozen times
I have eaten approximately 478 sugared cranberries, too.
Because they’re that darn good.
Tart, sweet, with that fresh cranberry “pop” when you bite into them.
Is it too much of a stretch to compare them to SJP’s character
in the movie? Almost definitely, but I’m still going to. Although, she was more
of the reverse – kind of tart and unappealing on the outside but sweet and good
on the inside.
I remember such a specific Christmas when I felt I had it all together. My head was fully attached and on straight. Gifts were purchased in June and wrapped in November. The tree was bought and put up the day after Thanksgiving. The lights were on the house and lit every night.
I sincerely wonder/hope/pray if my life will ever feel that way again. If the holidays will ever feel that way again. I have great hopes that they will. I understand this is just a busy season in our lives. I also understand that there are positives that can come from this time, that are coming from this time.
I’m learning how to focus on what’s really important and let
other things go.
I’m taking stock of what I already have and parting with
things that no longer move or serve me.
You deserve a cocktail for getting this far into the week.
Or, rather, I deserve a cocktail for starting my week.
Working an altered schedule isn’t all bad, though. It means I get to visit friends in Green Bay. It means not fighting the crowds in the grocery store. It means Seth and I can go to his farmhouse and pick raspberries to our hearts’ content.