- "What the Strainer Caught" mix
- Christmas lights
- Powdered sugar snow that's coating everything outside
- Clean water
- Knowing people I love will be receiving special holiday surprises/greetings in the mail
- Having my major errand of the morning completed
- Writing real responses to emails
- Having a new book of stamps sitting on the footstool just waiting for letters to be sent
- The sounds of the heater mixed with Cake singing "I Will Survive"
- That only my pinkies seem to get cold (Why is that?)
- Chubby little squirrels who seem to be living for each and every moment while jumping through all the trees of the neighbor hood finding berries and whatnot to munch this fine December morning
It becomes increasingly weird when you get to a point where you realize that your emotions or something deeper in you is making it impossible to think of anything but reaching over and grabbing someone's hand. When it takes all your will to hold your hands together...doesn't that seem a little bizarre. Especially when you are fine without this individual whenever you're away from them...
Sometimes I wonder if my brain really is wired differently from the average woman. Worries me a little bit at times, but I guess God made me this way for a reason, even if I don't understand it and it makes me wonder if I'm crazy.
Luckily, this is the season of love, giving, charity, joy, magic: Christmas. The joy of Christ's birth and the overflow of generosity spills into every day. So much magic really does radiate through the Christmas season. I love the change that it brings over people. Even the hardest of hearts. It's hard to be a grouch during this lovely season of the year. Even a cynic melts into the romantic they truly are at heart in the month of December...Magic.
May this December bring you all the joy and magic the season can hold. May it overwhelm you in the very best sense of the word, and may it spill into the rest of the coming year.
And I'll leave you with this, What the Strainer Caught playlist (to express the overflow in my head):
- Mixed Tape - Jack's Mannequin
- Love Don't Live Here Anymore - Lady Antebellum
- (You're the) Devil in Disguise - Elvis Presley
- Friends - Band of Skulls
- Hokis - Eve 6
- Daria - Cake
- Every Day is Exactly the Same - Nine Inch Nails
- Papercut - Gym Class Heroes
- Kiss Kiss - Chris Brown & T. Pain
- Getaway - Train
- Burning Man - Third Eye Blind
- Islands in the Stream - Bee Gees (not a joke, Nik...haha..."What's that Pete?")
- Wrong Turn - Jack Johnson
- Breaking It Up - Lykke Li
- Hey Mr. DJ (Keep Playin' This Song) - Backstreet Boys (don't you judge me...ha)
- Oil and Water - Incubus (*sigh* Brandon Boyd *sigh*)
- Back to You - John Mayer
- If You Want My Love (Alternate Version) - Cheap Trick
- I Will Survive - Cake (my favorite version of this song...ever)
- Message in a Bottle - John Mayer (*smiles*)