On the way home from the barn a few days ago, I saw the true sign of the start of the holiday season. Every winter, a local shop, called Dem Two Hands, puts up a huge holiday wreath over their door. It may not seem that significant, but it's a little symbol to me that the winter holidays have really begun. Homework was chiefly on my mind driving home, but once I saw the wreath I felt happy and relieved that the wait is over the the holidays have arrived. The only negative thing that that means is that holiday shopping also has to start. But it's a balance; we can't have just the good and none of the bad.
It's glowing red now, but it has been purple in the past.