Advent Day 9, December 9, 2021

Day 9 – California Chardonnay and White Cheddar

How euphonius! Chardonnay and Cheddar! Easy on the palate as well. Pleasant Chardonnay and a cheese with a bit more body and mouth feel and lingering complexity than the edam and goudas. An overall hearty combination that invited a slower, lip-smacking consideration and appreciation. Kind of wished I’d also had a chunk of warm crusty bread right out of the oven to go with it.

The first week of December now firmly ensconced in everyone’s rearview mirrors, Christmas decorations are appearing at an increasing rate so that our block and the one to our north (we are on a corner lot) is now almost a dazzling display of demure daintiness, esteemed elegance, or unfettered exuberance, depending on the whims and predilections of the homeowners. Walking safely at or just after dusk is possible because all the lights illuminate the sidewalk in their colorful glow and even we old codgers can navigate without worrying overly much about tripping.

Advent seems to be almost scurrying by to all of us adults, especially those who have been around many decades, but remember, it is going by achingly slowly for all the little ones, so keep an eye on them, take a second look at the lights and mangers and Santas through their (or your remembering) eyes, and bask in the warm glow and familiarity of the Season.

Manger Scene in our yard, Christmas 2020

~Roy Beckemeyer, December 9, 2021