Christmas spirit

It took two weeks to decorate our Christmas tree. Two weeks. The beautiful lush fir tree stood straight and firm in the corner of the living room in its sand pail, patiently waiting for its holiday dressing, but I couldn’t do it.

Creative Christmas celebrations

With the prospect of a grim Christmas facing families compelled to forgo traditional gatherings due to the intrusion of a global pandemic, it’s heartening to see how many local residents, service groups and other organizations have stepped up to brighten the season.

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One of the best things to come of this mucked up merry season is that it has really brought forth the luxury of staying home for the holidays, of shopping local and being grateful for where I live.