a little holiday market

i convinced ben to leave our apartment for a couple hours yesterday. i wanted to visit the union square holiday market.

ben lost all of his reading days because of the hurricane :( and so he had class all last week and is starting finals tomorrow. not so fun for him but i knew he needed a break and i knew he wanted to share a mini cannoli with me. and i know he's going to ace his finals.

the holiday market was fun - with a cool poem of hanging words, spices and wooden bowties. it wasn't amazing --- but mostly it was awesome to get outside in the pleasantly not-so-cold weather and have a little break. there is also (ending today) an art installation in union square park --- a projection of war veterans being interviewed (and some family members) onto the statue of abraham lincoln. i feel lucky to be perpetually surrounded by art - not just the cutesy and pretty but also profound and important.

this has been a strange holiday season for us because we have been exceptionally busy and crazy. we bought our christmas tree at midnight (thursday, november 29) and didn't get it decorated for about 5 days. ben hardly even participated too...and i have barely listened to any christmas music. it all feels like a blur but in a few days or a week or so i think i will start feeling more holidayish. if anything, i am always willing to splurge a little more on my electric bill in december. you can't take those christmas lights away from me. 


kELLO! said...

i hear ya! the holidays have not had their full amount of cheer this year from the roeds, too! :( hoping to change that in the next couple of weeks as well. are you staying in new york for the whole season or out to utah? merry christmas to you and ben!

Alice said...

I know how you feel about rushing through Christmas! That was me last year, running around like a headless chicken – it's hard to get in the spirit when you're so busy!!

shayna said...

I'm glad you're taking time out to eat sugary treats down at Union Square. I need to get my priorities straight and do something like that.

laden backpack said...

holiday seasons are always a blur, it is amazing that anyone has anytime to visit anyone or see anything other than the blur zooming by like a freight train. glad to know all is going well

Peggy said...

Merry Christmas!!! Here's to ideas to catch the spirit of the season. S---l---o---w D---o---w---n
Ho, Ho, Ho!

Peggy said...

P.S. You're beautiful.

Linds said...

I love those poems.
I hope you got two mini cannolis. Those look amazing!