The Day After

The day after Christmas always makes me melancholy. The glitter of Christmas has gone and life seems a little well…flat and ordinary again. This year I am determined to hold onto the magic all year long. Image

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Red and white tulips were a more unusual choice than poinsettias and gave such a festive air to the house.

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Homemade chocolate mousse for dessert was delicious and a nice light choice after such a huge meal! Shall I share my recipe in another post?

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My mom’s favorite nativity set. Unfortunately, one of the magi is missing a hand!

I hope you all have a wonderful “Day After.” I am drinking copious amounts of tea, playing with my new ipad- any apps I need?!!-, and contemplating picking up Anna Karenina. Have a blessed day.

Goodbye.

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 Our love is not the love of the sun, of the midday hour. It is not the love of lunch dates and coffee shops.

It is the love of midnight walks, of whiskey and smoke. Of desert bonfires and shared cigarettes.

Each day the night falls and I hear those ancient echoes of dirty jokes and sacred secrets.

I feel the glow of the street lamps. I see that summer moon that was our only witness.

The fragile luminosity disappeared with the first rays of the sun. It was fractured by the high noon.

And though I have dreaded the dawn, I stand straight.

And I stand alone.

Wish List

Is it too early to start Christmas shopping?

This is definitely on my own wishlist.

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I am just finishing up The GoldFinch by Donna Tartt. It is incredible.

What are you reading?

PS http://www.buzzfeed.com/mattbellassai/british-rowing-team-strips-down-once-again-to-figh

you’re welcome ladies 😉

The Kindness of Strangers

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I was laid off from my job yesterday. It’s a bit scary but also quite a blessing as it really wasn’t a good fit for me. I am a very sensitive person and being in a toxic environment day to day was truly a strain on my happiness.

I have spent my day job hunting, studying for an exam, and took a lovely lunch hour yoga class. As I was leaving I decided to take a peek into the raw food cafe downstairs and was so pleasantly surprised. I had an amazing fresh smoothie with blue berries and chia seeds. As I was checking out, the woman employee apologized for not being able to speak to me sooner (as she was with a different client) because she wants to give me love!! She was smiling and laughing and it was just the sweetest thing. The kindness of strangers can really turn a whole day around.

Has a kind stranger ever made your day?