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December 2, 2010

positive attitude, familiar shapes, and day job
posted by soe 11:11 pm

The first Thursday in December offers the opportunity for a holiday-themed spin to three beautiful things from my past week:

1. The young man outside Macy’s ringing the bell for Salvation Army has a rich tenor voice, which he uses to serenade passersby with “The Christmas Song.”

2. Over the summer in an excursion to my parents’ basement, I tracked down the cookie shooter templates that my grandmother had handed down to me when I still lived in Connecticut and it turns out that they went to my mother’s best shooter. So this year, instead of being stuck with the four shapes we’ve made do with years for our Christmas spritz cookies, we are able to branch out and add bells and poinsettias to our repertoire.

3. As Karen and I sit in a cafe sipping hot beverages, Santa Claus rides past on a fire truck.

How about you? What’s been beautiful in your world this week?

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The best thing about grocery shopping this time of year is that one of the houses we drive by goes ALL out with Christmas lights – think National Lampoon. I love it. Paul always slows down when we go by so I can get overexcited from the zillions of lights and figures 🙂

Comment by Jenn 12.03.10 @ 9:58 am

Hi sprite thanks for your comment on my advent post yesterday.

I am enjoying the beautiful snow we have here this week and how great many folks are in this bad weather. Helping each other and generally showing alot of kindness that is not always noticable at less difficult times.

Sounds like you are enjoying all the great christmassy atmosphere where you are.

Comment by jan 12.03.10 @ 6:50 pm