Thanksgiving is now over...the lad is back to his grueling existence at VMI...and life continues as we hurtle headlong in a retail-fueled race of Olympian proportions to the year's-end.
As is my tradition, I ignored the Black Friday pressure, as well as the Saturday-and-Sunday shopping slog and devoted myself to luscious leftovers, loving friends and a long list of my favorite holiday movies. No doubt by now I have seen Love Actually, The Family Stone and Four Christmases at least ten times each. A delightful dropping-out and opting-out of the gifting Grand Prix which has already begun.
In the small breather before the next lap, I am pausing, hand on the gearshift, and appreciating another few things that have provided satisfaction over this weekend past.
The oversized sterling candelabra is a magnificent piece to have in one's dining or living areas. Ours is an antique attributed to Charles Stuart Harris of London in the late 1800s. We don't even use it as a candle stick...for us it is simply a focal point in whatever room we groaningly place it in. I must confess it is a dusting challenge.
Major turn signal here, as we move on to more pedestrian concerns: I probably consumed five of these over the holiday...my beloved Venti Iced Chai Latte, light on the ice please, with soy. Thanks to all baristas who have expertly energized my gad-abouts.
Starting my engine,