Cutest picture of the day.
I don't want to be a total scrooge, just because I'm busy hiding from Christmas doesn't mean I begrudge its joys to others! So here, a picture from one of my very favorite blogs, presentsimple. The author writes so beautifully about her life in Japan as an English language teacher, and about all the wondrous things you can see as you go about your day if you'll just open your eyes. (I've recommended her blog many times to my son Zed, who would like to teach ESL abroad, but I don't think he's checked it out yet. Hey Zed, go look at presentsimple!)
Menticia and I were a Christmas present juggernaut yesterday afternoon. I've finally convinced her that handmade stuff is preferable to cheap stuff bought at Walmart so we made things for her family - peanut and pecan brittle, gingerbread muffins, earrings and little animals out of Sculpey. Ah, the good old days.
(I've read online that Christmas is very hip in Japan, especially among non-Christians.)