The new sign is finished, and I love it! It will go outside of the building, and hopefully will entice people to come in and take a look. I opened the store today, though I only stayed a few hours--I had to rush home and watch football, and yes they won--and Harriet came in and took over. But lots of people came by, and everyone seemed relaxed and happy. It's nice to have Christmas in a small town. There aren't many stores, no shopping malls, not much traffic. People know how to take it easy and enjoy holiday lights and music, food, friends and family. Last night we had friends over for dinner and ate latkes with sour cream and applesauce, chicken soup with matzoh balls, beef, broccoli and lemon mousse (all cooked by my husband and oldest son). Tonight we went out to Peekamoose, a wonderful restaurant in Big Indian, named after a nearby mountain. I had butternut squash soup and gnocchi. And tomorrow we'll make a delicious Christmas dinner. Monday and Tuesday we'll be in Manhattan, and then back to earth.
Thank you for accompanying me on this journey, my friends. I hope that you are warm, well fed, and in good company.