'Tis the Season
I was most surprised to drive by and see that even Hanukkah had been blown up! This enormous Hanukkah bear is pretty cute. He sits apart from his red-and-green compatriots as he guards his dreidel. He was definitely in place before the start of Hanukkah tomorrow night. It will be interesting to see if he stays for the entire season or comes down after the eighth day of Hanukkah.
I have bought a few little things for people who are important to me, but for the most part I have totally escaped the hustle and bustle of the shopping malls, with their angry parking lots.
I'm enjoying seeing old friends at a couple holiday get-togethers. I'm also experiencing my yearly guilt when I receive holiday greetings from people I have know for decades but always seem to fail to send out my own.
My hope is that you are enjoying whatever ways you choose to celebrate the season!