Surreal.

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A note that this post will not cover work, business or ‘5 things about’ anything. Today calls for something different. If you’re in the mood for a holiday post, I’ve got you covered.

Let me set the stage. My living room is a cozy scene with a fluffy shag rug, fur pillows on the plush sofa and wintery, holiday décor pretty much everywhere you look.

It literally calls to me and says, “come on in, get comfy… stay awhile.”

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Christmas in San Miguel De Allende

IMG_0145.JPG (3)For a number of years, I’ve been waning on the Christmas spirit and even deemed by some to be a Scrooge. But truthfully – I love the spiritual aspect of Advent and Christmas.  I love being with family. I love the good food, the hot spicy punches, and candlelight. What I don’t like? I guess growing up in the Charlie Brown Christmas era, it’s the tinsel town and frenzy that has wildly escalated since then that I choose to pass on whenever I can.

This year – I finally got to truly experience something I’ve dreamed about – Christmas in Mexico. Or any other country for that matter, to see what other cultures have done with much the same story.  (And for those who think I’m a Scrooge – I’ve got Christmas music playing on Pandora and it will continue through Three King’s day on the 6th of January.)  Continue reading