As was recently evident from my zealous posting (sorry!) on The Gift Post, I like selecting, wrapping, and giving presents. That makes Christmas a tough-to-beat holiday for me, although this buzz quiz says I’m not a total fanatic. I also love birthdays, gifts or not. My son and I lean heavily into “it’s your special day” whether that means an outing, a special supper, or simply granting wishes/following directions especially fast. This year he “gave” me dinner out, including him eating something he never would have tried another day.
What about you? What holiday do you like to get in the spirit of, and what is that “spirit”? Scaring people at Halloween? Partying like it’s 1999 on New Years Eve? Backyard glamping or a building a truly rustic booth for Sukkot? Bonus points for stories illustrative of your holiday spirit.
Happy New Year! We have an open thread today and tomorrow.
Tonight’s the night to celebrate the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019. What’s your celebration style, raucous partying or quiet evening at home? Or something in between?
Do you have any resolutions for 2019? And what were your biggest accomplishments of 2018?
Since one of my latest life priorities seems to be downsizing and organizing my life, I can relate to this tweet. (Sometimes little things can give great satisfaction.)
Wednesday — A Retirement PhD (Rhett)
Thursday — The value of a ‘super-selective’ college (Fred)
Friday — What’s your spirit holiday? (S&M)
Sunday — Politics open thread
How are you celebrating Thanksgiving? Traditional or unconventional? Large or cozy gathering? What’s on the menu? Who’s working this long weekend?
What else is on your mind?
How do you celebrate? Are holidays, birthdays and anniversaries a big deal or low key in your family? Do you go big on presents? What about for milestone birthdays and anniversaries?
How do you celebrate other events, such as paying off a chunk of debt, getting a new job, or advancing to a new school/grade?
And what’s up for Hallowe’en?