Ah, Down Week — one of my favorite times of the year. The week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve when everyone seems to be relaxed, lounging around in new clothing and having egg nog sunny side up for breakfast. I’m seeing lots of movies, eating way too much party food, sleeping in and writing stacks of thank you cards. I really enjoyed my time with family and am actually looking forward to going back to work next week. In the meantime, round two on the party circuit as we celebrate the birth of 2007.
{Note: Time to dust off the old resolutions and make some new ones. Like more crunches and less Capt’n Crunch.}

A few reviews:

~Blood Diamond is a great movie, although shockingly violent. You’ll never look at bling the same way again. Plus, it’s shot in Mozambique, so you’d get to see where I work. Jennifer Connelly has never looked more beautiful. Leo’s Boer accent sounded good enough to me.

~Second Hand Lions is a sweet, wonderful film. Have you seen this one? I found it in a stack of DVDs my parents own. Lovely and great to watch with kids.

~January’s issues of both Real Simple and Martha gave me the oomph to reorganize my closet and take a much more critical look at my pantry. Have you seen the January cover? Does anyone’s kitchen actually look like this?

~Justin Timberlake on Saturday Night Live? One: You cut a hole in the box. HILARIOUS.

~The FDA approving cloned animals for meat and dairy production? So, so glad I’m a vegetarian.

Three cheers to Down Week! Back with photos next week,