In December Todd and I went to New York City for the combined 4th time since August to hang out with friends and see the famous Christmas displays. I’ve always wanted to visit New York at Christmas and when a bunch of our friends decided to descend on the city in December, it was the perfect opportunity to combine events. New York at Christmas is intense. I assumed that it would be, but until you’re actually there it doesn’t actually hit you that you are one of thousands of additional tourists all there to see the same things.
Just because it’s January doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy festivities, right? Fireworks are good any time of year. The Monument Lighting of Baltimore’s Washington Monument has always been one of my favorite activities in Baltimore and one of the few things I’ve done nearly every year I’ve lived here.
I know December tends to be the time when most people do their reviews of and reflections on the year and start preparing for the upcoming one, but I find that there is way too much of a full court press leading up to the holidays and, since I generally don’t take much time off work, the few days I have unplanned I like to keep that way. Plus, it takes me awhile to really let the year marinade in my mind and the things I want to pursue in the upcoming year slowly form like the foggy images in Trelawny’s crystal ball. So January is when I really start to process what has occured. It’s like a month between years - wouldn’t that be nice?? A month between the old year and the new one??