Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas to all

It's hard to believe that Christmas is upon us again. It's a busy busy season that ends so peacefully. I like the busy-ness in the beginning, but long for the peaceful ending. The fact that I have to do food shopping for three big meals, and clean this cluttered house before that peace comes does not enthrall me, but it's all part of the whole Christmas gig.

Maggie thinks any season that involves a ton of shopping is a good season, no mater what your religious affiliation. We have shopped downtown, in Fishermans' Wharf, in Westlake, in Stonestown, in the neighborhood, on Clement Street and on the Embarcadero.(online too, but that does NOT count in Maggie's view.) Life is good for a shopaholic like Maggie. I have to work at the hospital this morning, but we will made one more run to the mall late this afternoon. Maggie needs to get something else for Tim. We found out yesterday someone else gave him what Maggie bought.

In addition to shopping, we do have certain traditions that go along with the Christmas season. Once is to ride the glass elevators at the Hyatt Regency. We did it every year until a couple of years ago when they decided to go all Homeland Security on us. We couldn't get in the elevator without a room key. We joined hotel guests when we could but it wasn't the same. We went this year and were able to ride again. Some floors were locked off, but we did get plenty of time in there. The hanging lights are always spectacular, especially as you ascend into them in the glass elevators.

 I think you can see how very much Maggie loves it.

Just in case we don't get back here before Wednesday, I want to say how very much I appreciate you taking the time to read about Maggie's antics and adventures.

Maggie and  I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. If you don't celebrate Christmas, we wish you a very Happy Wednesday and all the Blessings of the Season, no matter how you celebrate.


  1. Girls out of school, took the trek from Marin to Stonestown and thought of you :)

  2. These are some of the best pictures I've ever seen on Maggie. The joy in her face moves me so much -- and I, too, am grateful and happy for your continued friendship this year. I wish you all much peace, love, health and ease in 2014!


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