despite the yucky side effects that come with the chillen weather (like this blasted cold that i am in the midst of having my own version of the show "contender" with....watch out for my left hook. i'm going to give it a TKO, i tell you what), all is forgiven due to the holiday cheer i feel in my little heart strings. let me explain.
it all started last thursday...november 1st...when i heard on the radio a familiarly unfamiliar tune. i'm kind of a nut when it comes to music so i decided to tune in a little longer to figure it out. and then came that calm, sultry yet inspiring tone singing, "fall on your knees, oh hear the angel voices, oh night divine, oh night when Christ was born..." sing it, sweet Groban, i thought. WAIT! Was that CHRISTMAS music????
and suddenly, my heart smiled...if it had ears, it would have smiled from ear to ear.
then, today, i decided, i want some food. and, i want something that is not in my house. i'm not sure what it is, but let's go to the G-store and figure it out.
I got to my neighborhood grocer, and was just gliding along with my germ-infested cart...and there it was. "Halleliuah" angel choruses were being sung...and i almost cried; peppermint ice cream is back.
Now, i have to elaborate, as always, just a bit: i am lactose-intolerant. It's pretty much invoking world war III upon myself to eat anything like ice cream...or other milk products. but i am so infatuated with peppermint ice cream that i had to indulge. i bought some.
tonight i had a huge bowl of that peppermint delight- i won't lie, there are consequences. but boy are they worth it. i love the holidays- with peppermint ice cream, they're simply peppermintly perfect.