Tonight while driving home, I glimpsed a golden sphere in the distance and thought for a moment that I was looking at a water tower lit completely by Christmas lights. When I realized I was seeing a giant golden moon, I wanted to find a place to pull over so I could (badly) capture the sight with my iPhone camera, but of course, I was trapped in a line of cars and the next thing I knew, clouds blotted out that moon.
I have become totally enamored by the sun and the moon. I want to spend every sunset and moonrise on a beach or mountaintop so I can watch them slip up and then down the horizon. I spent so much of my life in the Pacific Northwest where a ceiling of clouds hides the drama of the sun and moon. I’m making up for lost time.
So, today I finally wrapped some gifts and made a list (and checked it twice). Only a couple more days of school and we can all take a giant sigh of relief. I can’t wait to have a break from driving kids here, there and everywhere.
I asked my 15-year old what his ideal Christmas Day would look like and his complete answer was this: Coconut Cream Pie.
So, I guess I’ll be making Christmas pie . . . and thus begins a brand new tradition. (I made Coconut Cream Pie for the first time ever for Thanksgiving.)
What does your ideal Christmas Day look like?