Red berries bring Christmas to mind and with the passing of Thanksgiving, Christmas is indeed on the minds of many.  Today is traditionally a MAJOR shopping day with stores enticing customers with their promises of low price specials and early-bird encentives.  I get too frustrated to buy into it all.  I can’t bear the thought of getting up early, fighting throngs of people, or spending, so I’ll be staying at home or finding some other way to use my time today.  I wish you the brightest of days…however you choose to enjoy it!   afs