• It took me about six hours after dinner last night to realize I had tried a new food. I’m usually incredibly anxious about such experiences, but yesterday it didn’t faze me for a minute. My mom bought bison burgers from Costco a few days ago. They were small enough to fit slider buns and they were dee-lish.
• I saw my first NHL hockey game Sunday night.
The Red Wings played the Colorado Avalanche at home and it was a game that, upon discovery, I realized I could. not. miss. For about a year and a half when we were kids, my brother was a staunch Avalanche fan. (We’re talking darkened the door of the Joe in full Avalanche attire. Kid was serious.) So naturally I have always considered the Red Wings-Avalanche rivalry a fierce one regardless of how the NHL works because hello, it lived in my house for months.
• I’m writing this post after midnight. This is one aspect of What She Saw that hasn’t changed since its inception in 2009.
• I’m also writing over at Brittani‘s today about hope as both an anchor and a feather. Hope always brings to mind Emily Dickinson and Hebrews 6:19. Hope also brings to mind Amber, who is writing a book all about it, so…
• …have you seen our announcement from Friday? We’re launching a vlog linkup, starting the 2nd of January. I’ll try to pop in sometime before then with some prompts for our topic, which is “wild & free.” If you choose a word for the year and your word is one of those or some derivative (e.g. freedom), you are obligated to participate, because obvs.
• I’ve traded hearing airplanes at random points in the day for hearing trains. I didn’t realize eastern metro Detroit was as industrial as it is. Hi, Annie, welcome to metro Detroit, you’ve lived here all your life. Ahem.
• It’s Christmas week! What will you be doing to celebrate?
My brother and I will be at our parents’ house for Christmas Eve and Christmas, and we’ll celebrate with our paternal extended family on Sunday. I’m sure we’ll celebrate via Skype with our maternal extended family at least once, if not more, this week.