Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Happy haircut! Happy holidays!

My father always said Happy haircut when he got a haircut. I've been thinking about him a lot today (oh! How the holidays both lift us and sadden us!) and since I got a long overdue haircut, I thought I'd evoke him here. 

The fact that I've been working too hard to get that haircut is testament to the fact that I'm slowing down in 2016. 

I won't be posting here until after the new year, but you can find me on Instagram and Twitter at annhood56, and on Facebook, where I'll surely be posting pictures of lots of food, knitting, books, and hijinx. 

Two holiday parties tonight. Tomorrow the cooking starts in earnest. Christmas Eve is the Feast of the Seven Fishes, a meal I dreaded as a child with its eel and smelts and baccala. But nowadays it's oysters and stuffed quahogs and scallops so I happily dig in. On Christmas Day it's Italian wedding soup and lasagna. Then it's a day (or two) recovering in my jammies with a book, some yarn, a jigsaw puzzle, and leftovers. 

Here's to all of you, and a food filled, love filled end to 2015.