Friday, December 25, 2009

la noche buena.


today was one of the best days i've had... in a long time.
somehow, all of the fates aligned, and i just felt good.
it was like the old anna was coming back, and i loved it.
i had the energy to:
-go grocery shopping with my mother
-help wrap all of little benny's presents
-make delicious enchiladas for dinner
-enjoy bing crosby and fred astaire in holiday inn
-eat aforementioned enchiladas..que rico.
-sing like alvin and the chipmunks, one too many times (i just want a hula hoop!)
-listen to the christmas story, so creatively narrated by padre
-bake and decorate some cute, gluten-filled christmas cookies
-dominate the parents in pictionary... good work, benny!
-and now, a little white christmas- bing crosby, take two

the spanish got it right. la noche buena is the perfect way to describe christmas eve.
though life's been terribly hard as of late, i am currently feeling incredibly blessed.
thank you all for being a part of my life.
i am thankful for you. for my family. and for Christ.
merry christmas to all, and to all a good night!

1 comment:

Chelsea said...

Anna! This made me so happy. I am so glad that you could have such a great time- hopefully this means you are on the way to recovery!!!

(By the way, aside from that blackface number, i love "Holiday Inn." It has my favorite rendition of White Christmas.)