Happy Happy Sunday Oliver!

The cat is annoyed ’cause I won’t let her out side. She holds me personally responsible for the weather drop in temperature! She also does not want to go outside, just sit there as I calculate how many electric units per minute race out the door?

Cold weather, cloudy days all part and parcel of the November, December days that drives some of us crazy. I love it! Being from the coast it feels like a warm sweater!

With these days comes for me,  the most dreaded holiday of the year!

The first inkling of Christmas bobbles and Santa in October, you know the stuff across from Halloween stuff in all the stores and my brain goes into a meltdown.

A few weeks before Christmas I start to feel okay about the up and coming dinner and game.

That is what Christmas has become to me. A monopoly game with one intention-to get both Park Place and Boardwalk! And laugh and talk and eat lots of good food with friends.

It has nothing to do with a little guy being born. Even though I do toast his birth.

So as more homes put up lights and more Christmas trees go up, the quiet sparkly joy of the season envelopes me.

This year I got to be the Santa Photog.

Seriously, something I have wanted to do for ever. I even applied for the gig at Semiahmoo Mall at the trial run of my retirement. They hired me into customer service . . what were they thinking . . . I suck at that kind of nice!So with the help of our fabulous community and lots of volunteers to give little kids that spark from Santa, and we have a wonderful perfect Santa here, onward and  upward let’s make a very simple special Christmas.

Ho! Ho! Ho!

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