Gloomy, damp and dark are the adjectives for today. When I got the papers, it was even colder than I thought it would be. The sky is rain ready.
Today is play day. My two sisters and I are going to see It’s a Wonderful Life. My Mother started this tradition. She’d treat us to a Christmas event then we’d go out to dinner. We had a table at the Pops one year and saw Death of a Salesman with Brian Dennehy another year. Most times we went to the local theater, and that’s where we’re going today. We’ll have dinner afterwards. It is such a Christmas treat to have my sister Moe here from Colorado.
Tradition is so tied up with Christmas. One year my sister’s whole family came for the holidays. My mother, my sister and I baked tremendous amounts of cookies and candy. We each made spritz cookies because my mother had made them every year when we were kids and we wanted to honor the tradition. One of the fun memories of these cookies is the year my mother added red and green food coloring to the dough to make the cookies festive. My father wouldn’t eat them. The color gave them a weird taste was his complaint. We laughed. My mother always left them plain after that.
My tree is decorated. The only things left on my to do list are shop at the grocery store, make cookies and wrap cape gifts. Last week at this time I was in a panic.
I have a Santa hat for Henry to wear for pictures. I also have some Christmas bandanas. What are the odds he’ll wear them long enough for a few shots?
The B doesn’t work on my keyboard. I couldn’t get into my computer because there are B’s in the password. I got into this program through guest user. I tried resetting my password and thought I did, but no luck. I’m still a guest. As for the missing b’s, I copy and paste.
Christmas is getting closer. It’s almost time for the countdown.