And we're already on page 101 - like the Dalmatians - only more Christmassy.
Sounds like a nice antique spot you went to Cedar. I'm planning on taking part in our local Downtown Christmas Walk (only get downtown about four times a year and this is one of them - the Mall is closer and indoors - can you believe it). The walk is fun, stores have items on sale, the Town Crier, the Mayor and his wife, Mr. & Mrs. Claus arrive by a horse-drawn-sleigh (we're not allowed to keep reindeer in our barns here - go figure) and the Town Crier reads a proclamation - something to do with Christmas - I'll listen to what he says this year - and then the someone special lights the huge Christmas Tree and carollers begin to sing and everyone claps and says "awwwh" about the pretty tree. Hot cider, hot cocoa, a sampling of sweets here and there, sleigh rides up and down Main street if you want to wait in line or you can sing with the old guy at the end of the street who didn't have time to get back up vocals or join a choir or carolling group. I hope it's nice weather. I think it's on the 23rd of Nov.
The next day is my favourite day of the season next to Christmas Eve and Christmas Day itself, when the wee awe-struck children return from the Santa Claus Express.
A few weekends later, I hope my dad will take me an hour drive away to the Parade of Lights. We were supposed to go last year, but there was a nasty snow storm so we had to pass on it. I'll take my camera.
Geesh - I can really go on sometimes, eh? Guess I'm getting excited for the official start of the season.
And it sounds like I'm still on Day 1 - Nov. 12th - right?
Crown - I think we should post our special Four Day Posts right here so everyone knows where to find them.
Binger, Crown, Jay, eh moi:
There's a character limit though so you might have to split up your posts if they're extra wordy.
The only time I had to split up a post (if you can believe it) is when I answered the Christmas Quiz about all the favourite things and such.
Happy Monday to all and to all a Happy Monday!