For some reading today you are used to warmer temperatures during the holidays but those of us in New York are more comfortable and accepting of snow and cold for Christmas. I opened the door this morning to let the dog out and my bare feet were greeted with warmth on the porch followed by a deep breath of fresh air. Not the typical freeze your nose hairs and bones greeting one receives this time of year.
It felt nice yet at the same time, a little snow for the lights to bounce off would be nice. So as I stood with the door open, letting the fresh warm air in the house, I realized something. The weather is out of my circle of control, rather than let it be one more let down this Christmas, I'm going to embrace it with a walk or two. How will you modify traditions to fit the bizarre weather?
I did something new to start our Christmas holiday this morning. We usually have Hawaiian blend, but this year we are trying something new. As I purchased a pound of Starbuck's "2015 Christmas Blend", I laughed out loud because if I was closer to home, someone might suggest I pick up the, "Friends don't let friends drink Starbucks" t-shirt at my next Dunkin Donuts stop.
The thruway attendant at this particular Starbucks let me have a sample to sip and smell. I thought, this could be a new tradition. My understanding is they have a new blend each Christmas. I ground the beans this morning, the house smells lovely and the coffee taste delicious. This might be a new tradition for us, Starbuck's Christmas Blend each year. Of course we'll have to travel to Syracuse or on the thruway to get it, but it's an excuse for a road trip.
Something as simple as coffee to kick off Christmas...
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323