Mr. Radish has been gone all day.
I had toast for breakfast
toast with anchovies for lunch.
Dressed at 2.30
talked to my sister 4 times
dyed dish towels from November Martha Stewart
went out in 23 degree weather to bring in mail.
Glttered Christmas cards and made a mini, mini video
And it is only four a clock.
This is what vitamin B12 can do for you.
I have not put anything red out today, but I did wear a red shirt. My achievement of the day is that I figured out how to print envelopes from my MAC address app. I like to print them from the address book because in the last two years my husband proof read the list so I know it is right. Once the address is in the system and is correct, it stays that way unless it is deleted or lost.
I have found the Internet very useful this year for shopping. When I was a girl my mother always took me to Union Square in San Francisco to look at the decorated windows. At that time there were The White House, I. Magnins, Joseph Magnins, Macy's and Saks. Saks was too high class for us. But the others were beautiful. The windows had themes and moving parts. I think one year a store like Gumps put puppies in the window and we thought nothing of it. And we went to a florist shop that people waited in line to go through their store of decorations. When I was a teen, I always wanted my mother to give me a gift from the Joseph Magnin store because they always had the best gift boxes, and I loved what came in them.
I miss those beautiful decorations. It was a gift to see all that beauty. We never felt we had to have them. Well maybe my mother did, because one year my father came home with several boxes of beautiful glass ornaments that made our own tree pretty beautiful. At my age shopping at stores is a little bit of a drag. The decorations are slipshod, and mostly tacky.
This year a lot of my holiday shopping was done from 9 am to 11am on Black Friday snuggled in bed with a daughter with our computers. And we had a delightful time.
Last year I tried to bring something out of the Christmas closet every day of Advent that was red. While it did not work out because one day I said, I have just got to get this decorating done. But the idea was great and I usually do not care if I get everything up early because, Mr. Radish and I like the twelve days of Christmas starting on Christmas Day. However, this year I will take the decorations down earlier as we are having guests and then leaving for a while.
Yesterday I was at the grocery store and saw this bunch of roses for $4.00. They needed a home and I thought if they only last four days, what a bargain. I do not have my red out for today, but I do have some red napkins handy. It is too early for the red candles. But these roses really cheer me up.
Happy Birthday to my sister, Susan. She is a great friend and she is ever ready to chat.
This is the second, and it is the second day of Advent. Two of my daughters and I went to church yesterday and the sermon was how will you use this Advent to prepare for Christmas. As we all know Christmas comes regardless if you are 'Prepared" or not. Advent is a time of waiting and listening. It is a mini Lent. This is the story about good vs. evil. So the story is timely today I feel. Will the darkness prevail? Or will the Light. This and the 12 days of Christmas starting Christmas day is a time get out there to use your own built in light, and light the world.
PS. I bought today Christmas stamps from Zazzle.com at a ridiculously high price. But fighting the modern trend of no Christmas, especially religious Christmas, I wanted a Madonna and Child.