Friday, November 28, 2008


I love the winter holidays. The smells--cocoa, pine, fresh snow (yes, we do get some here once in a while), peppermint...The sounds of carols, Handel, happy children eager to speak to Santa. I love it all.

What I don't love? Stuff. Obligatory gift giving. Plastic toys. Crowds. Lines. Sales that aren't really (i.e. coupons that exclude the only things I want). Sad children. Angry shoppers.

Today, we usually go Downtown to see the holiday lights and catch a peek of Santa. We have hot cocoa at Starbucks, maybe browse a little at the big department stores and perhaps the book stores. See the giant star lit at Macy's. Watch the carousel go 'round.


Anonymous said...

Do you ride the carousel?

How about checking out the gingerbread village at the Sheraton?


Clean ClutterFree Simple said...

We didn't do the carousel--too many crowds in the way. We saw the nutcrackers in Pacific Place--kids loved them. Listened to the street musicians. The Little One found a quarter and put it in a musician's cup.