I make no intention of routinely penning these greetings and adieus to the passing months, but it somehow ends up working out that way, as if responding to an easy writing prompt. I spent Thanksgiving in an unusually hot and dry San Diego, which allowed for relaxing poolside and wearing shorts and a t-shirt for a sunset walk. The 8-hour drive to San Diego meant leaving the house at 4 AM on Thanksgiving Day, but strong cold brew coffee, 1989, and the 6AM sunrise each worked its magic.
I avoided any and all shopping on Black Friday, but did get a few things on Saturday that had nothing to do with the holiday sales. I got a box of ginger tea from a Korean market, and weaved in and out of a few places before settling on just two candles: fraser fir and tobacco & oakwood.
Holidays come and go far too quickly, which explains our swift transition to Christmas soon after Thanksgiving. I saw several newly purchased Christmas trees strapped onto the roofs of cars the day after, and every little downtown I come across is carefully outlined in Christmas lights. The quicker we dive into the merrymaking, the more time we have in its midst. Cheers to the holidays.


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  1. My roommate and I started playing Christmas music after Halloween haha. To be fair, there isn’t really any kind of Thanksgiving music… is there? I went Black Friday shopping for the first time in my life this year (I lived in China for that last 8 years and we don’t celebrate there, and the first 10 years of my life in the States I didn’t care about shopping–all I needed was Disneyland haha) and it’ll probably be my last time too. Cyber Monday, however, I’m all up for! Happy holidays! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  2. your holiday in San Diego sounds lovely. I’ve been sick this week I’m im so keen to enjoy the summer and nice weather at the beach after I’m better. I say bring on the holidays hell yeah! I hope you enjoy your holidays and Christmas ! ^.^


  3. I love ginger tea! I avoided Black Friday shopping at all costs. I stayed home in my pjs and watched the Hobbit, twice. 🙂 I have to say, poolside sounds wonderful! Thanks for a great post!

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