December has been quite the month around here, so far. It was prefaced by hosting Thanksgiving dinner. This was followed a mere 10 days later with a second dinner party to celebrate my birthday (not the actual day, but close enough.) That left me pretty tired of entertaining, and hardly in a frame of mind to experience "yuletide joy".
So, I have been trying to take a few moments here to enjoy the season. Our tree this year is lovely (despite a box score of "Hardwood floors: 3 Christmas Ornaments: 1") and has a nice evergreen smell when I walk in the door. I've also been enjoying the production of The Nutcracker showing on PBS this past week. I even made my Mom's fruitcake the other night.
Winter is going to seem like such a dark, drab time once all the bright holiday lights come down. Best to enjoy them while they're still here!
on 2008-12-23 at 7:13 p.m.
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