It's Christmas Eve, and it's raining, but I set a goal to leave my apartment once a day during the break and I already skipped it yesterday. Even though the only place I needed to go was the grocery store, I decided to make a brief trip downtown, where it was oddly quiet.
Market Square was mostly deserted, except for a few people on the temporary ice rink, and Gay Street was equally empty:
I ended up walking to both bridges and back up Main Street:
because it was warm and had stopped raining, and I spent some time looking at the nativity scene in front of the First Baptist Church:
(I really like that one)
and then I went to the grocery store, where I watched someone try to park in the cart corral and a student came up to me at the register to thank me for helping her get her late fees and payment issues resolved.
I hope everyone has a good Christmas, if they are celebrating one, or just a good day tomorrow.