Wow! I have to get something posted on my blog so you all who celebrate Thanksgiving and are therefore sick of the food, and those of you who don’t celebrate it and were sick of it before you even started, have something new to view.

I have officially started shopping.

November was so wonderful because it’s National Novel Writing Month, or NaNo as writers internationally like to call it for short. November is an excuse to push as much as you can to the side and just concentrate on writing. This makes November my favorite month.

But now it’s December, so how ’bout Christmas? This was a decoration in a gorgeous store called David M. Brian, in Danville, California.

Christmas Decorations at David M Brian in Danville, California
Christmas Decorations at David M Brian in Danville, California


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According to the radio, 75% of Christmas shoppers on Black Friday are shopping for themselves. I’m afraid I fall into that category, as I bought these place mats.

Placemats-from-David- M-Brian

But I did also buy two gifts.

Good luck with the holidays!

3 thoughts on “How ’bout Christmas?

  1. Hi Nia!
    First of all, let me tell you that the place mats are just adorable! They look so beautiful on that table!
    If November was a month of hard work for you, it seems that you are starting December with a spirit for fun, and ready to enjoy the good things of the season.’ I have officially started shopping.’ That’s a very honest statement! 🙂 It also conveys the pleasure of buying gifts for our loved ones, and those small things that don’t cost much and give us a lot of pleasure. I have bought some books recently, like ‘Jews and Words’ (Amos Oz and Fania Oz-Salzberger), ‘Between Friends’ (Amos Oz), ‘My Name is Red’ (Orhan Pamuk), and ‘Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War’ (Robert M. Gates). ‘Between Friends’ is a wonderful collection of short stories. The inter-relation among the stories give us a bigger picture of the human dramas developed in a fictitious kibbutz in Israel. ‘Jews and Words’ is another very interesting book. In regard to the book of Robert Gates, the price for the Kindle edition was a bargain (only $4.00) I admire Mr. Gates for his competency and for his honesty. I am looking forward to reading his extensive book. Yes, December is a month that we have to enjoy ourselves. Let’s do it! 🙂

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    1. Hi Fabio,

      Thank you so much for your comment. Your comment is a gift in itself. I am going to put Amos Oz on my library list, you seem very happy with his writing! And some of those other books would make excellent gifts for people on my list, plus that collecton of short stories. I’m quite tickled. Do you know I spent a couple hours at the mall but didn’t find anything in my price range or that I would even want to get someone if I didn’t have a budget. However, I enjoyed a lovely bento box at the Japanese restaurant there! Then I went to Barnes & Noble and would you believe I found gifts for 3 people? Books rock!! And the atmosphere in a bookstore is so nice by comparison to malls.

      Yes, let’s do it, my friend! Enjoy the spirit of the season. 🙂


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      1. Nia,

        Thanks so much for your kind and rich reply! I learn a lot from our exchange of ideas and experiences. It is my great pleasure and honor to have you as my friend!

        Glad that you found a very good bento box and that you had a great time at Barnes & Noble!

        I can only say: “Thanks a lot!”

        Take care, and continue to be yourself, as you always do.

        Have a good night!



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