Saturday, December 15th, 2007 • No Comments on Signs That It Might Be A Charlie Brown Christmas
—My little blue and silver Christmas tree that is next to my bed and makes me smile with it’s shiny, happy twinkly lights went phzzzzbt. Or something like that. The lights blew. I don’t know why. Now it just sits there, still shiny in blue and silver, but not happy or twinkly.
—The festive red Amaryllis bulb that I bought before Thanksgiving in hopes that it would bloom in time for Christmas has… not bloomed. In fact, I think it may be rotting. Ewww…
—The big Christmas tree remains bare with the exception of my word ornament. I’m starting to think I like a “natural” tree (as natural as you can get when it’s artificial and pre-lit with white lights,of course).
—I have received a meager four holiday cards. Granted, I’ve only sent… well, one… but still.
—All of my out-of-state packages have been mailed, which means no last minute standing in line, anticipating the last minute arrival of my gifts. I think that’s supposed to be a good thing, but I feel like I’m missing out on something.
—I’m tired of turkey and I don’t want to make a ham or a roast for Christmas Eve dinner. Pizza, anyone?
—I could care less about going to the mall in the next nine days. (Again, a good thing, and yet…)
—It has been terribly warm here. Granted, it’s starting to cool off again, but it’s hard to trust that it will last when two short days ago it was nearly 80.
—All I want to do is finish grading essays so I can curl up on the couch and watch movies. (Unfortunately, I have a lot of work to do over the break.)
Of course, Charlie Brown’s Christmas didn’t turn out so bad, right??