good holiday spirit to you.
well I’m back in the US of A. back from asia and so so over the moon happy to be home.
i returned to a nip in the air, a most magical seattle that is head to toe christmas covered. returned to someone i love (you read that right). returned to friends getting engaged. to hot drinks in hand. to cooking and baking and taking time to enjoy. returned to just the best time of the year.
returned and haven’t quite been able to shake this omgiveneverfeltsoblessedandhappyinmylife feeling. it just wont shake.
there are some firsts for me this season that have my joy-o-meter just 10+ and over.
taking a month off makes it pretty hard to get back to work, I’ll tell you that. but i’m embracing it. i’d gotten in the habit of shopping at markets and eating incredibly fresh food, so i’m on round two of doing all my produce/meats shopping down at pikes. i guess people in seattle actually do that. who knew, its not just for tourists. i’ve been eating not out of the microwave after 15 hour work days, but making everything from scratch and enjoying a damn good meal. i’ve entertained, with my first christmas tree glowing gold in the corner, with some of my best girlfriends sitting ’round. tearing up over newly proposed stories and actually investing in my friendships with a less care about my to-do list and more about the here and now.
it’s only been a week and good lord this has gotten me a new look.
it’s totally not realistic for my normal year/worklife to have this easy breezy emotion. but for now, there isnt anything that feels as good.
so i got back in the saddle last night. my first shoot.
it’s been ages. and man it felt good. the color was unreal.
seattle, you pretty lady. you’re a good one to come home to.
i’m sorry but would you rather be anywhere else than seattle this time of year? that’s a no.
so i’m hoping this christmas never comes, so we all can continue living in this happy joyful good jolly baking movie watching mitten wearing moments.
i can’t wait to smear my asia trip all over this blog. (hopefully next week!) and get back to at least regularly blogging. this has been the longest drought in my entire blogging career.
i’ve missed you.
i love you.
merry freakin’ christmas.
get your game face on.