Monday, December 03, 2007

Holidays 12/3-12/10

Sorry I haven't posted in so long. Feels like all I do this semester is study, write papers and drive! I'll be done for a month and a half next week & hope to have more time for writing and socializing, maybe even some exercise. Since I am procrastinating on finishing my Ethics paper, I thought I'd post the coming holidays. ;^)

12/3: Party Day, a good time to plan some holiday parties, accept that invitation to exchange cookies, or (as we are, due to travel) celebrate Hanukkah a couple days early! We'll be having brisket, latkes and homemade applesauce tonight, reading "Herschel & the Hanukkah Goblins" and playing dreidel.

12/4: Latina Writers Day-snug in with some Julia Alvarez (, Isabel Allende ( or Lucrecia Guerrero (whose book of short stories, Chasing Shadows, is available on Amazon).

12/5: Luxury Day-Whether it's a full day of spa treatments or simply the luxury of sitting in a quiet, pre-dawn kitchen watching the world wake up and sipping a mug of coffee, allow yourself some kind of luxury today.

12/6: St. Nicholas Day-Tradition tells us that St. Nicholas comes during the night on December 5, the eve of his feast day, and leaves small gifts and candy in the shoes people leave outside their doors. So, put those shoes out! (we just put ours outside the bedroom door so we don't have shoes full of snow in the morning)

12/7: Fun Bath Day-Forget the fancy-schmancy Crabtree & Evelyn bubble bath today. Get out the soap crayons & toy boats instead! World Market has a nice array of fun bath stuff, from cowboy rubber ducks to soap confetti. Who says you have to be a kid to play in the tub?

12/8: Winter Walk Day-Yes, even if it's cold, you can see marvelous things on a walk. Bundle up and stroll by the lake...or take an evening walk to see all the holiday lights! Those of you in the Southern Hemisphere can stop and smell the flowers!

12/9: Favorite Movie Day-My wife and I differ greatly on what kind of movie is great. I tend toward chick flicks like Practical Magic and Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood, while she is an aficionada of sci fi and action, much preferring movies like Blade and Omega Man. This is a good excuse to make her watch something I like!

12/10: Cereal Day-Whether you're into Kashi, Cream of Wheat or Cap'n Crunch, have a nice bowl of cereal today!

If you celebrate any of these holidays, I'd love to hear about your good times! Please comment!