Between anxiety over national politics and international crises (and now fires here in SoCal!), I'm finding it hard to feel festive this holiday season too, Alison, but I'm steering clear of the malls and throwing the relentless e-mail messages advertising gift-buying opportunities in the trash. I'm hoping to find some of the Christmas spirit in decorating with the holiday ornaments I've had for years, assuming that the winds here die down and I can buy a tree that still has needles on it.
You sound a little Grinchy.
Dear Ms Scrooge, I sometimes share your dismay at the greed and commercialism piece; other times it's fun to simply revel in the carnival that Christmas has become. With love from your pal, Mr Grinch
The black helicopters will show up any time to carry them away.
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