This time of year is fast and furious. Mostly fast and less furious, I suppose, on account of the fact that Elf plays on loop on the cable tv. Elf is good. Zooey Deschanel as a blond doesn’t seem entirely right, though. It doesn’t make me furious, but I’m just saying.
Fast! We’re only four days in, but December is already flying by. Whoosh! It was just Thanksgiving a minute ago. Whoooooosh! Now it’s pretty much Christmas.
Buy your presents! Clean the house! Bake the cookies! Finish your projects and dust your mantles and pack for traveling and wrap everything everywhere and can I get free shipping with that and are you sure it will get there in time and don’t forget the cookies!!
Whoa. All of the fast needs to just go ahead and slo-o-ow. Let’s forget about the presents and the cleaning and the traveling and the projects and just take a minute to breathe. To admire the twinkly lights on the coffee shop door and the smell of peppermint lattes. To sit with Ben. To be here, on December fourth. To wear our warmest socks and crack open the window and cozy up with a steamy bowl of hearty soup.
Good. Let’s get cozy. Elf is on.