‘Twas the Saturday before Christmas! We don’t exchange many gifts or decorate, so we have lots of time to enjoy the quieter rituals of the season. For example, Like Pam wrote about yesterday, there’s always a couple of shop clerks who have joy in their hearts and make the best of a crowded, hectic experience.
The delightful young man we buy our muffins from, at Java Surf, was wearing his Santa hat this morning. He’s always got a warm smile and a kind word, and today we all added Merry Christmas.
At home, over muffs and coffee, we found an awesome version of Santa Claus is Coming To Town, by the so-soulful Lou Rawls. You must hear this jazzy tune:
Our favorite bartender, Jackie at Meg O’Malley’s, treated us to cocktails last night and we treated her right back, as we toasted the season of Goodwill. We put aside our differences on gun control with some of our pub-mates, and hugged all around. (I do wish you all a gun-free Christmas!).
|Our “local”, Meg O Malley’s|
Today my mother and wonderful nephew are stopping by to see our new condo, and to join us for lunch at the Beachside Cafe, decorated with festive surfboards. Then we’ll walk around our beautifully decorated Downtown and support the local thrift, antique and bookshops.
I gifted myself a fab new/old purse, from the Humane Society Thrift Shop, a black leather mini satchel that looks like this:
|Mine’s not a Furla, but it’s fab nonetheless. And $11.|
So even for a non-Christmas-y family, there are so many joys this week. I wish a peaceful, blissful, healthy and unforgettable holiday to all of you, dear readers.
Note: We are taking a week off from Visible Monday on Christmas Eve! VM will return on Monday, December 31st, with all our New Year delights.