Sunday, November 1, 2009
Holiday Season? I say Bring It!
I love the end of daylight savings time, love having that "extra" hour in the morning. I love being able to stay in bed until the sun actually rises. There's something so wrong about getting up while it's still dark, at least my body thinks so.
Later today I will hate the end of daylight savings time, because at 5:30 it will be completely dark even though the sun did not set until 6:30 yesterday. It always feels a little bit rude to me for a few days, until I adjust.
Halloween was cheerful here on Capitol Hill. There were lots of trick or treaters early on, but a nice steady rain later in the evening discouraged the people who come out later, a very good thing since the cute little kids walk the streets early while after 8:00 or so the people ringing the doorbell are always scary looking teenagers who don't even bother to put on costumes.
Seeing little kids in their outfits is always such a hoot but even funnier, to me, is to see adult Washingtonians, always so reserved and blah in appearance (no offense to anyone, but DC is not about flair or style), decked out in funny clothing and outrageous make-up.
Halloween was fun, but it's over now which means in the U.S. we are officially launched into the holiday season. Soon I will have to dust off my Hugh Grant movies, get them queued up and ready to watch. Strangely I am not dreading the holidays this year. In fact, I have a good feeling about them. I might enjoy the holidays this year, I really might. Go figure!