Well, it's that time of year again--- my bags are packed and my ticket and passport are ready.
Last year I was unable to go on my annual Christmas Vaycay on account of sister breaking her leg and arm. Talk about bad timing, right? And if that wasn't bad enough we had quite possibly the worst winter ever-- from the ice storm, to frost quakes to the polar vortex.....let's just say it was a terrible and dreadfully long winter.
I love everything about this time of year-- the songs, the parties, getting dolled up for parties, buying gifts, advent calendars, putting up the tree, the lovely and sparkling decorations and lights. It truly is the most joyous time of year --- unless you're trying to find a decent parking spot at the mall.
Honestly I don't understand the logic behind shoppers wasting their time waiting on a driver to return whose car is parked right by the entrance when they easily could park at the far end where there's plenty of empty parking spots available. Last week I saw a person actually standing in a parking spot while on his cell phone. I figured he must have been telling whomever he was shopping with that he'd secured a parking spot for them in Section "C 23." You wouldn't believe how many passerbys rolled down their windows and hurled out every obscenity and threat known to mankind. Unfortunately this is also the season known for cranky and aggressive shoppers. Seriously, don't they know Santa's watching?
And while I'm on the subject of Santa, how do you think Santa would rate you this year? Naughty or Nice?
Me, you ask?
*Giggle* What do you think?
Please remember that even naughty people deserve something nice.
During this month a multitude of holiday themed movies air back to back on TV. Some of my favorites include, Elf, Serendipity, Love Actually, Home Alone 1 & 2, The Holiday and this one here--
When it comes to Christmas songs, there's way too many to list and not just that but there's so many different versions sung by so many different artists that it makes it nearly impossible to narrow down. Aside from the classics I like the newer stuff too, (holiday pop) but again there's just too many to list. The other day Michael Bublé's annual Christmas Special aired and that made me think of a duet he did a few years ago with Mexican singer Thalía.****
Whether you celebrate Christmas or not one can't help but feel the magic in the air. One can't help but believe.......
My loyal and dear readers, from the bottom of my Colombian heart, I wish you love, peace and joy. Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays.
May you all find your light.