The experience of a Catholic resident in obstetrics and gynecology.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Dearth of Advent wreaths...
I went shopping for an Advent wreath yesterday, knowing that I wanted to make an investment in a beautiful piece that would last my adult life. I expected to have to compare several choices. But I couldn't find one. How is that possible? I guess I went to all the wrong places:
Bed Bath & Beyond
an antique store
At about #3, I got tired of people giving me quizzical looks when I said "Advent wreath." So, I started giving kindergarten-CCD descriptions (it's like a wreath with spots for four candles...?) Everyone sent me to "wreaths" or "Advent calendars." Why don't people know what an Advent wreath is?? Walmart had menorahs in prominent display, and no one would mess up on those! Eventually, I gave up on finding an actual Advent wreath and tried craft stores to see if I could make one. Still, nothing suitable appeared.
I'll keep trying this weekend. Sorry I'm late, Lord!