Awareness of the outside world. Whatever Holiday Gift Guide 2022, Day One: Traditionally Published Books. While these posts are framed as gift guides, they can be used to find books to read, music to listed to, art to buy, & causes to support without bringing the red and green monster into it.
I am on record as not feeling the festive season this year. [A Brief Check-In, intro]
Even I can’t avoid Christmas entirely.
Stepping Stone Farm annual barn Christmas party. People in Christmas sweaters. Potluck food. (My chef brought homemade pretzel bites. So good. Battled with self to leave some for others.) Christmas tree. Decorated stalls. Watching the kids play Dirty Santa. Announcements. Horses with bows.