I went to a wedding last weekend and to many’s delight, there was a live band playing. Seems like that’s the trend these days. Whether it’s a classical band or a modern one featuring new simmons drums at musicians friend, it still is something to liven up the atmosphere.
I heard several guests remark that they loved the music from the live band, and I saw many dancing in their chairs as they awaited the arrival of the rest of the guests. Personally I think a live band beats music from a CD.
I was at a nearby mall and there are clear signs major work is going on with the Christmas decor. Well, they’ve already started playing Christmas carols for a start so the themed decor should be up pretty soon.
It’s almost impossible to get a parking spot on the weekends so yes, the rush has begun. Pretty exciting, don’t you think?
For the past few weeks, we’ve been trying to clean out the place, you know, for the holidays. What really strikes me is how much stuff we’ve managed to collect especially the stuff from school like art and craft supplies, athletic equipment, custom challenge coins from the kids’ scouting activities and stuff we didn’t even know we had.
We’re bagging everything and donating them so someone else can make us of stuff we no longer need. As expected, there are things the kids can’t bear to part with, so those go back into the closet till the next round of spring cleaning.
I’m seeing more Christmas trees coming up at the mall. It’s so exciting. Every year, the malls run a different theme and it’s interesting to see what they come up with. I haven’t done my round of the malls yet. But I guess I will soon enough when the holiday spirit finally catches on.
For now, let’s get down to that Thanksgiving dinner first .
Woohoo, finally I’m starting to see some Christmas decor pop up at the mall. Not a whole lot but that’s probably because it’s still early days. Thanksgiving isn’t until next week, for crying out loud.
But it definitely warms my heart to spot that first mall decor with the festively lit giant Christmas tree and stockings hanging off the custom fireplace mantel with Santa in his rocking chair and his sleigh nearby. Yup, it’s all starting to be quite Christmasy and I’m loving it.
Say, has anyone started their Christmas shopping yet? Or are you like me, the last minute shopper?
I’m back! You don’t know how happy I am to say this. It’s been 11 days since this blog would not allow me to log in. Each time, I tried, I would get the error message “ERROR: Cookies are blocked or not supported by your browser. You must enable cookies to use WordPress.”
Completely mind-boggling, to say the least. It had me working my butt off troubleshooting all sorts of unlikely scenarios. I’ve been to the WP forums where I have found very little help. And as the problem persisted, I soon ran out of things to try. Nothing seemed to work.
As it turned out, the problem was caused by an extra space in my theme. It took a stroke of genius to find this needle in the haystack. Well, it’s a small miracle I can now login again and post.