Twenty days until Christmas!

Twenty days until Christmas.


Guess who hasn’t bought a thing yet. Unless, of course, you count the Christmas tree shaped Reese’s Peanut Cups that vaguely resemble turds and the “snowflake” shaped York Peppermint Patties and the Hershey Milk Chocolate bars with Santa on them.

I’ve been eating those.

And the Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bells. Those are going to require me asking Santa Claus for new clothes a size up…

Anyway, I’m off to consider this ticking Christmas clock.

I am me

Today’s Daily Prompt is “Do you know the meaning of your name, and why your parents chose it? Do you think it suits you? What about your children’s names?”

I don’t have children so I can’t answer the last question.

My name, however, is Nicole.

According to and many other sites that I’ve looked at, Nicole is a name that originated in France and means, happily for me, “victory of the people.” I’m not 100% sure I’m a victory of the people, but I’ll take it.

My parents didn’t name me Nicole expecting me to be a victory of the people, however.

No, they named me after Santa Claus.

No lie.

I was born two days before Christmas and Santa Claus is also St. Nicholas and I am Nicole.

I think I like that better than victory of the people…