This is the last weekend before Christmas. It’s the second to the last weekend before the New Year.
Yesterday I was at one of the shopping centers and there were folks by the boat load doing their last minute shopping. Imagine that the crowds are going to be worse today.
Despite the season, I’m just not feeling all that festive. So many things are happening all at once that I’m having a difficult time getting into the spirit of things. And although right now I consider myself "transitionally homeless" – meaning that I don’t have to try and get a bed at the homeless shelter and that I don’t have to sleep out of doors as an alternative – I am still "technically" homeless and that is something that has a way of overshadowing the season. At least for me it does. (more…)