Hooray - it's December! And today would be my mother's 92nd birthday, and she would have likely spent the day asking The Tim to help her find her cane. Which, nine times out of ten, was right in front of her ... fortunately, she would find the whole thing as funny as we did ...
It's also the second night of Hanukkah, and I am sending along wishes for a happy celebration to any friends who celebrate. I saw a gorgeous menorah in the window of an otherwise regular-looking row house on my way home tonight, and it looked so pretty and so welcoming, the house was no longer regular-looking.
Jetsam bought me a Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Advent calendar as an anniversary present. Yesterday, the little door opened to show Rudolph; today, it was the Spotted Elephant. (Yes, it is a totally secular Advent calendar, I am completely aware of the incongruity there. But please keep any preachy opinions on said topic to yourself. Thank you.)
In spite of the fact that it means I must also hear ones that annoy me greatly (i.e. "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer"), they are playing Christmas music on the radio.
It is cold here, and feels like holiday time, weather-wise. I have warm clothes, food, drink, and a home.
Jetsam was not the least bit interested in watching Rudolph with me the other night, like Garden Kitty *always* was. But tonight he helped me find the box that has my Christmas socks in it, and we had quite a hi-larious time, ending with him getting some treats to distract him long enough for me to put away said box.
My boss won't let me play Christmas music in my office, because she doesn't want it to offend anyone. When I play any music at work, I keep the volume so low that I can barely hear it. However, it's good to have a job.
Three different people have made it a point to tell me that they are not getting me a gift this year, and DO NOT want one from me. I didn't realize that one was automatically related to the other; I only ever have a gift for someone 'cause I actually want to, never because I have to do it.
Tomorrow is Friday.
Sometimes you have to look for the happy, but it's always there somewhere.