kaitlin came over last night for a christmasy evening. we made hot chocolate and put marshmallows and whipped cream and peppermint sticks in it and watched white christmas, a movie i'd never seen before but love love loved. danny kaye killed it, bing crosby...was not always an old man? and the girls' dresses/waists - i would like it all. i put lights and ornaments on the tree, including a gorgeous one kaitlin gave me that you can see in the picture but only if you know where to look. bixby looked on longingly while i strung cranberries and popcorn onto thread and hung it across the wall (the weirdo likes cranberries - who'da thought?). it hadn't felt like the holiday season this year - maybe something to do with spending thanksgiving in miami, maybe the fact that i haven't made it out to southpoint yet for shopping - but last night it started dawning on me that yes, tis the season for cozy sweaters and sweet presents and kisses under the mistletoe. (i should get some mistletoe.) happy christmas, all, and now who wants to do a harry potter marathon with me?