Is it really Christmas-time? It’s hard to tell here. It’s 80 degrees and sunny. There’s no cold wind or snow. No one bustling about in their coats, hats, and mittens. There’s no need for those adorable scarves I’m seeing on my North American facebook friends... There are no shopping malls all lit up with tinsel and twinkling lights, with Salvation Army bell ringers ringing away at the doors. My kids won’t be watching at the frosty door for loved ones to arrive. My neighborhood is not aglow after dark with bright lights in all colors and styles. There’s no fire in the fireplace and I don’t feel like cocooning inside layers of cozy blankets when I crawl into bed at night.
|Naomy blowing bubbles in the sunshine yesterday.|
|Danielle's drawing--as you can see, she remembers what last Christmas looked like!|