First of all - Happy Holidays, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year [and any other festivities/special days that I have overlooked!]. I hope that you all had a wonderful break and a restful time in between school/work/whatever. I'm quite surprised to realize that it's been over two weeks since I last posted an entry... I figured by this point, I would have already taken in all the Oscar hopefuls and factored them into my predictions/reviews/top ten. But some of you may know that the last week was dedicated to wedding celebrations, because my mother just got married! I have to admit, I truly underestimated the amount of time, work and energy that is put into making a wedding happen (as well as attending all the events). I thought during the holidays, I would catch a movie there, do some decorating at home afterwards (silly me), help out with planning too. Uh... no. It was exhausting, but I wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else - yes, even a movie theatre (where I feel most comfortable!). It was so heartening to meet family members from out of town that I hadn't seen in several years and see them so invested in the happenings. I'm sort of depressed that it's all over; it was a non-stop whirlwind of happiness, food (yum) and fun. I'm writing this on the day after... the bride and groom are off on their honeymoon, the guests from overseas have left, and the lights and decorations have to come down. Seeing as I put them up, I guess it's up to me to do that right now (plus vacuum, wash dishes, do my readings and do the laundry).