I had such a lovely, bracing walk this morning. It feels like the holiday season is really upon us now, and it was nice to have a break and enjoy some cold air before starting the week.
This weekend went by much too quickly, even though for me, it was a lovely 3-day weekend! I took a personal day on Friday to relax, collect myself, and get a head start on some work for the weekend. I got a fair amount done, enjoyed a maple steamer at a coffee shop near our house, and when I walked home around sunset, the reflection on a brick wall and the gilded edges of Greenwood Cemetery's fence was almost too beautiful to bear. The world was almost sparkling.
Saturday was more work during the day, and then latkes with good friends. Then pizza with the same good friends. Quite nice.
Sunday, of course, was more work. I'd left part of R.'s St. Nicholas Day gift at work, but still managed to leave two pairs of new socks and a citrus treat in his slippers, which I think he enjoyed. That evening, I went with a few friends to evening prayer at All Saints' Episcopal Church, and then to their Advent party after. It was lovely. For dinner, R. made a delicious chicken korma. More work that evening, but I still went to bed feeling calm. A good weekend.
For your listening pleasure: the WQXR Holiday Channel.