Time to Stop


Things are getting to the Holiday-crunch-crazy-days stage right about now. Kids, gifts, decorating, mailing, malling, last minute everything.

I’m going to recommend giving yourself another little gift. Take time to stop. Hang out the “Do Not Disturb” sign. Relax. Have a glass of bubbly and listen to some fantastic seasonal music (get lost in a timeless classic, a choral masterpiece or symphonic spree.) Read a good book. Or even a fun book. Just read. Watch a classic movie and marvel that they made it look so easy to be elegant. Take a steam shower or a bubble bath. Go get a shave and shine. Slid through the blogosphere with a hot cuppa. But stop. For at least half a day if you can. Breathe deep. Wonder at the joy of it all.

That’s what I’m doing. A little country casual after yesterday’s rock and roll. Cotton flannel shirt, silk neckerchief (I hate seeing an undershirt), wide wale corduroy trousers, alligator belt, heavy cordovan brogues.

Merry Christmas.

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