That's the main street of our little city of Hollister as it looked in Eliza Does-a-lot's driver's side-view mirror. I snapped it the other day while waiting for the Husband. As a kid, the festive garlands and bows above San Benito Street was one of my clues that the holiday season was upon us. With luck, I would be able to avoid any Santa Claus lurking in the downtown stores. Yup, Santa Claus was a scary figure to this kid.
In 2008, the Husband played Santa Claus at the annual Christmas Ball, held by the Filipino American Community of San Benito. For the first time, I sat on Santa's lap. This was a Mister Claus who did not creep me out.
Last year the Husband created a Holiday Spirit tree with lights in the living room, more specifically next to Molly the (wild) Cat's condo. She has no problem sleeping while the lights twinkle brightly. Here's a photo from last year of the sleeping (wild) beauty and our Twinkle Twinkle Tree.
This year I have cookies on my mind, of which I have been eating more than the usual number of zero. Chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin, shortbread, sugar, snickerdoodles. . . I have yet to eat a cookie I don't like. So, for self-preservation, I'm waiting until tomorrow to bake persimmon biscotti and Mexican wedding cakes. I'd like to make ginger snaps, too. We shall see.
The front yard shows off Holiday spirit, without trying. I like that. :-)
The Husband, Molly the (wild) Cat, and I wish you a warm, loving, joyful, and peaceful Holiday Season.