Friday December 5, 2003

December

The Friday Five is off this week. Thus, I have created my own set of questions.

It's December 5. Yesterday, the checker in the grocery store said "20 more shopping Days till Christmas". Today there are 26 days till the end of 2003.

  1. When you hear "20 more Shopping Days till Christmas" — How does that make you feel?
  2. When you hear "26 days till the end of 2003" — How does that make you feel?
  3. Do you celebrate Christmas? If not, do you celebrate another holiday at year end? (e.g. Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Solstice...)
  4. How do you celebrate? Big or small? Friends and family? Lots of parties?
  5. Do you make resolutions for the New Year?

  1. When you hear "20 more Shopping Days till Christmas" — How does that make you feel?
    My first thought is "Gaach!". But I don't stress the holidays anymore. A few years ago we stopped doing Presents For Everyone. We now occasionally give presents (and are willing to receive if that's what others want) but we don't make a big deal out of either. I'm much happier shopping spontaneously and giving gifts throughout the year!

  2. When you hear "26 days till the end of 2003" — How does that make you feel?
    Another one. Where does the time go? It makes all the fuss about whether 2000 was "really" the 21st Century seem so silly. Do you remember the fears about Y2K? It's another year, another date to learn when writing checks.

  3. Do you celebrate Christmas? If not, do you celebrate another holiday at year end? (e.g. Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Solstice...)
    I was raised celebrating Christmas but we don't do much. We have an artificial tree in the window - it's a triangle of 1x1 wood with colored lights woven through it! Every few years I get the urge to put up a "real" Christmas tree indoors. We did that last year but this year I don't think we will. Raven would climb it.

  4. How do you celebrate? Big or small? Friends and family? Lots of parties?
    Very small. In years past we went to Santa Barbara to visit Rich's family. In more recent years we've stayed home, possibly making the trek to SB later in December or in early January. We don't go to parties. If we're up early enough, sometimes we go have Christmas Day brunch at the Courtyard Marriott.

  5. Do you make resolutions for the New Year?
    I've never gotten into New Years' resolutions. As with gift giving, I think resolutions and other life-changing decisions are best made at any time during the year, when the mood strikes.

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