It is 4:06 AM. It is wet outside, most likely from heavy fog which has now cleared. Today is a workday with early dismissal but very few of my customers are going to want to work and so hopefully I’ll only need to respond to one or two e-mails.
As usual time has quickly slipped away and when I was just writing about Halloween and the start of the holiday season Thanksgiving is upon us. I picked up the turkey and Thanksgiving food yesterday morning in order to beat the rush as the supermarket is sure to be insane today. I have also switched my TV fireplace to the Christmas theme in order to get into the mood and have also been listening to a little more George Winston and his album December. (I’ve also just discovered the joys of Korean pop music but we don’t need to tell anyone that.)
My old friend Kazuko and her family are now in San Francisco enjoying the sites and they’ll come here tomorrow. I’ve known Kazuko since study abroad in France and here we are sixteen years later and they’re about to enjoy their very first Thanksgiving experience. Some people you meet become friends for life while others are just passing through.
On Friday we’ll be going to the Dickens Fair which is a recreation of Charles Dickens Victorian age London. It is absolutely magical and I know my friends have never experienced anything like that either. I look forward to the day when I can sit down and really get into it which is impossible now with kids. I’d like to enter the adult areas, sit down and enjoy each and every show and of course drink plenty at The Bohemian Absinthe bar or Mad Sal’s Dockside Inn. Once the kids are a bit older I might be able to read most of Mr. Dicken’s books as well; impossible to do now with young kids.
I’ll wrap up this post as I’d like to keep it on a holiday theme and not ruin it with politics. That post is coming next.