Week in Review – Holiday Spirit
I was off today and had intended to run some errands,
but I couldn’t motivate myself to leave the house.
So I did indoor chores, like laundry and dishes and…
well, nothing else.
On the way home from my aunt and uncle’s tonight,
I saw so many houses with holiday lights, winking and blinking on the eaves
and the door frames, draped over bushes and wrapped around evergreens.
I caught glimpses of Christmas trees, peeking out from living room windows.
It made me happy.
I worked a closing shift tonight, meaning I drove home at 10pm.
Tonight I saw at least 5 or 6 deer out and about on my country commute,
but all in places different than where I normally to see them.
There’s nothing particularly noteworthy about that; it just seemed odd.
Louis and I drove out on the field to take some pictures of the sunset
(Well, I drove. Louis just rode with me.)
When we got back in the car, I smelled something…um…unpleasant.
Louis had rolled around in it while I was busy looking elsewhere.
Louis is a good dog, but he hates to get in the tub.
By the time I got him all cleaned up, I was the one in need of a bath.
I was feeling like I needed help getting into the holiday mood,
so I decided to listen to some Christmas music on the way home.
It took 20 minutes of my 30 minute commute and 3 scans around the dial,
but I finally landed on a station playing Christmas songs.
When you don’t want something, it’s everywhere.
I’ve been thinking about whether or not to decorate for Christmas.
Last year, I went all out. And nobody saw it but me.
It takes so much time to decorate, and even longer to un-decorate.
It’s nice, but I’m not so sure it’s worth it.
I’m thinking I’ll just visit other people’s decorations this year.
When I went to work in the afternoon, the weather was pretty mild.
I was thinking that it’s hard to get into the holiday frame of mind,
because it just doesn’t seem to be cold enough outside for Christmas-time.
When I left work, it was cold, cold, cold!
I changed my mind; I can do Christmas in warm weather.
Items of Interest:
My Country Commute by me (in which you can ride home with me on my photo blog)
I’m dreaming of a geek Christmas by Todd Pack (in which Todd makes a list for Santa)
I’ll Never See Rudolph the Same Way Again by thesinglecell (in which watching a beloved Christmas cartoon has the exact opposite effect as was intended, albeit much funnier)
Take That, Thanksgiving! by Wayne (in which we learn why Christmas kicks Thanksgiving’s butt)