Today I am missing New York City. When I bought my home a few months ago, I knew that the only trips I would be taking this year would be to Home Depot. Of course, I LOVE my home and am so grateful to be here, but oh how I miss walking in a Winter Wonderland! I miss hearing Sleigh bells ring (are you listening?) I miss seeing and SMELLING chestnuts ACTUALLY roasting on an open fire! Heck, I even miss Jack Frost nipping at my nose--and MAN how he nips in those sub-freezing temperatures! Yep, this year, I'm definitely only dreaming of a white Christmas.
Allison and I have been SO fortunate-and so grateful-to have experienced New York City during this beautiful and OH SO spectacular season--several times now! I'm not kidding when I tell you how the entire city celebrates Christmas! ALL the halls will be decked with boughs of holly, bells will be ringing, the Herald (Square) Angels will sing, there will be miracles on 34th street, oh tannenbaums (how lovely are thy branches) will lay for sale on the side of the street, and, if you're really lucky, you'll be rockin' around the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center! There'll be holly and the ivy and a whole lot of jingle bells...while they let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Believe me, you'll have yourself a merry little Christmas. If it's December and you're lucky enough to be in New York City-- it's definitely the most wonderful time of the year.
Allison and I had actually (briefly) talked about going back this upcoming week, since we are both off of work between Christmas and New Year's Eve...but...we just couldn't quite swing it. She'll be moving that week anyway now and I think I'll be carefully watching my spending-even at Home Depot--for a little bit longer. Let me just say, and I know I speak for Allison too... There is NOTHING like being in New York City... especially at Christmas time. Maybe next year! Until then, I'll be home for Christmas.