I was sitting at my sewing table yesterday morning and it started . . . . dancing! There's no other word for it . . . I thought the oil delivery guy was in the driveway -- that always makes the house shiver a bit. But then I realized he filled up the tank last week . . . I got up and looked out the window -- nothing was happening -- so I sat down and went back to work. When I turned on the evening news, I discovered there had been an earthquake, just off the south shore of Long Island. Earthquakes aren't unheard of on the east coast, but they aren't common, and I can't remember actually feeling one here before . . .
I woke up this morning thinking about Christmas. The holiday feeling has escaped me until now. I haven't thought about the decorations or the shopping or the wrapping or the cookie baking. But I'm working on it now! I unearthed my Christmas music and am listening to it as I type this. I've started my gift list and I think I am going to do my tree in snow this year: white lights, snowflakes, and glass icicles. I'll post pics when I put it up, which won't be for a week or two -- it is still a little early for me.
And thinking about the upcoming holidays -- today is the first day of Hannukah! I almost missed it, it is so early this year . . . So Happy Hannukah and Shalom to all of you celebrating today.