Though I dread the coming of the cold winter, I take solace in the joys of December. The miracle of Chanukah lights and the happiness of Christmas celebrations, the blessing of celebrating with loved ones and remembering friends near and far. I am deeply sentimental and just hearing the first few notes of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" can make my eyes begin to tear up. I am quite content to spend a good hour in the car listening to the all Christmas Carol station.
While November seemed to be spent all over the country I am home for December. We have our big office party this Friday and an annual reunion of work friends next week. Chanukah begins on the 11th and lasts for eight days and I will be seeing friends to celebrate the following weekend. There are lots of little festivities in the office and I look forward to quiet times with friends over cocoa or a glass of wine. In years past I liked lots of noisy parties, but my tastes have grown quieter and I relish times chatting with people close to me. My friend Mary and I are planning a theater afternoon in January to celebrate, so the good times will continue into the new year.
And just for fun...
This store is down the street from Bloomingdales and has all things canine. The window is decorated with gifts for your favorite corgi or poodle.
Wishes for a joyous December!