Breakfast in bed is always a treat for moms who spend their fair share of time making meals for others. Flowers are another welcome treat — or fill a basket full of her favorite herbs and promise to plant them for her.
Valentine’s Day is coming up. And while a mad dash to the grocery store for some cellophane-wrapped posies is always an option, as is clicking around the Internet for flowers and a vase to be delivered in a box – just add water, sweetheart! – you still have enough time to take local florists’ advice and make the experience nicer.
So here it is Christmas again and old man that I am, with so many of them to remember, I love it with much of my heart. I grew up in a home where management was sharply divided – mother adored it, father harrumphed and rolled his eyes – so I know both sides.
Many restaurants close early on Christmas Eve. But some stay open to accommodate those looking for special places to dine. Here’s a list of some of the places staying open until 8 p.m. or later on Thursday. If you don’t see your favorite listed here, call the restaurant to get its hours.
Beating back the darkness on these shortest days of the year, Christmas lights will be blazing for the next week leading up to Dec. 25, and some of them will be on through at least New Year’s Eve as well.