We had hoped to go to mass today and then feast on homemade tamales and Mexican chocolate to celebrate Candlemas and the Presentation. Unfortunately, we can't get to mass, and I didn't ever learn how to make tamales or even buy the chocolate. We will pray at home and pack away our Nativity scene and dream about next year. Yes, next year I am sure I will finally accomplish all planned activities. Next year we will eat homemade tamales and sip Mexican chocolate in the glow of newly-blessed candles.