This morning when I passed by the neighborhood florist, I smelled some fresh pine needles.  They have got a dozen of christmas trees from Oregon.  Totally made my day.
This evening I am going to a Christmas concert with a friend at a church.  Something magical is spreading in the air.  Can you feel that?

Another very happy incident this morning was that a close family friend of ours wrote back to my “where are you?” email.  He is the closest thing to a big brother to me, spending birthdays and christmases together growing up, so I am so so relieved that he is doing well, with a new first and last name (!).  I did not know you can do that.  Wow.