On Sunday evening, this was the scene at our house.
In fact, I wasn’t resting at all but rather reading and commenting on the many blogs I follow. This is always a delight as I can go around the world yet stay on my couch with my cat—the notorious Sherlock, who certainly knows how to make himself comfortable—and my mug of tea.
Thanksgiving has come and gone, and it was a merry blur of food, family, friends, and movies. We are a family keen on movies, and we saw two over the holidays—Coco, which we liked very much, and Murder on the Orient Express, a remake that got a resounding “Meh!” from all three of us.
Now it’s onward to Christmas, my favorite holiday. There will be Christmas movies to watch, cards to send, goodies to cook, presents to wrap, gatherings to attend, and twinkling lights to set out.
In Maine as well as elsewhere, December is the darkest month of the year, a good time to ponder the Christmas sentiment “Peace on Earth and Goodwill to All.” Unfortunately, we are far from this notion, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t reflect on it, now and for the rest of the year, too.
And if we can slide in a little “ho-ho-ho,” so much the better. This Christmas song—“We Need a Little Christmas”—perfectly captures the way many of us in the United States feel right now.
Here is a version by the folks from Glee.
I’m hoping to find that little “angel sitting on my shoulder” sometime soon.