It is now December and I am asking for some snow for Christmas. I actually found someone who agrees with me that since this is New England, we want it a little cooler and with some snow. Let’s see if our wishes come true.

Happy Birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Sarah Ribeiro and Emmett Sylva, who celebrated on Dec. 3; Colby Greene and Taylor Prescott on Dec. 5; James Thornton on Dec. 6; Danielle Meyer on Dec. 7; and to Joao Araujo, Lorenzo Da Silva and Ilija Trance who all celebrate their day on Dec. 9.

Pumpkin is the cat who has become a Donaroma’s favorite. He adopted us a few years ago even though he lives just down the street. He has wandered all over the area and I believe he even goes to his own house.

At Donaroma’s, he can be found anywhere, whether it is on Sue’s desk in floral, helping keep the tables warm, or in the big house in the nursery where he always finds somewhere interesting to lay down. First it was the bales of hay, now he waits for the girls to take their jackets off while they are making wreaths so he can keep them warm. Of course he gets his share of pats during the day. He has a following of young customers who ask for him when they come in and they have a great time trying to find his current hiding space.

One day I went on Facebook and, surprise, and there was a picture of Pumpkin with a caring person wondering if anyone was missing their cat. He was at the back door of Sharkey’s, looking pathetic and wanting either to be petted or a sample of that night’s special.

So if you are around the nursery, keep your eyes out for the neighborhood cat; you never know where he is. His owner even put a tag on him with a perfect saying for Pumpkin: “Not all who wander are lost.” I don’t think he is ever lost...just wandering.

This month is so busy, whether it is with decorating, shopping for presents, or going to events or concerts. There is something to do every day. The town is looking very festive with all the lights and the trees going down Main street, and town hall is all in lights.

However, I have to say I really miss the lights in the trees in Cannonball Park, it was always the welcoming start of town for me. But the conch pots tree is shining brightly by the town hall and the bank. It should be a festive weekend for all.

On Dec. 24 at 5 p.m., the First Congregational Church of West Tisbury will present a Christmas Eve service for all ages at the Agricultural Hall. It will feature the beloved Christmas pageant with an Islandwide cast of children. The service concludes with Silent Night sung by candlelight. An offering will be collected to benefit the church and its ministries.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.