Saturday, December 12, 2009
Tom has been busy wrapping gifts and I have been working on sewing projects. He's doing a wonderful job and making good progress. I have completed one set of projects and have a good start on the next. It feels good. Sunday we'll make a trip to Costco to get groceries for our dinner party Monday. Sunday, Dec. 13 is Saint Lucia Day. While it is acknowledged in many countries, it is a very special day in Sweden. Since Tom and I both have Swedish ancestry, we have adopted it as a special day, too, and usually have a dinner party to celebrate. This year we will feast on Monday instead. Lucia Day, like so many other holidays at this dark time of the year, is about bringing light to the darkness. We will light candles and enjoy the glow of light and friendship, good food and good company. For Jewish families the celebration of Chanakah, the Festival of Lights, is currently underway too. Happy Chanakuh to you. I love the idea of bringing light to push back the darkness. We can all use a little more enlightenment.