I finally made it to the mall! My first time there in months. It was wonderful to see all the people mulling about looking panic stricken, mom's being pulled around by their children, Christmas music softly cooing in the background of each store. I so love the Christmas season and the goodness that it brings out in us all. I spent an hour in Daiso (a new Japanese store that Paula had told me about but have not had time to visit it yet). That was FUN. If you are ever at Alderwood Mall, you must visit that little gem.
I bought myself some expensive eye rejuvenating gel (oil -- snake oil?) from the Dead Sea at Dead Sea kiosk and am feeling a little guilty about it. Mom pointed to the present she wanted and I purchased it, that was too easy. M all ready had his present up and running in his room (his turntable mixers). We will get D's after the rush is all over. Now it is time to start a fire, and snuggle down for a long winter's nap. Ok, just a long night at home, quiet, fire, wine, music. Some down time, family time, I am sorely in need of. I miss having family here this year, it seems too quiet. You guys are missed! And love to all of my family in Texas ... totally miss you guys.
The light outside is right now is so lovely. That blue light at dusk. I really love this time of day.
Merry Christmas to all of you. I am sorry I have been so lame about not answering my email, or leaving many reply comments. But I am so thankful for all of you, friends out there. You have enriched my life, I can't even express how much. Humor, compassion, understanding, creativity. I am still totally in love with "littlesomethings" and my blogging experience. And I wish we could all get together for one big party :0 with lots of food and wine involved. Until that happens, I lift my glass to you all and say, Thank You and Happy Holidays! (these are little plastic trees I found at Daiso to add to my Christmas tree collection).
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