Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004
Making a List and Checking It Twice
I didn't get to add any more pictures - I only really got one more shot, and that's of the Christmas tree at the Globe Center for the Arts. The pictures from the light parade are in my previous entry, here.
This would be said tree. I don't know how much you can tell, but that'a s three-story building, so the decorations are pretty fair sized. I have no clue how tall the tree is. Our Main Street coordinator didn't even know for sure if we were going to have a tree this year thanks to a changing at the guard at the local ranger station, or at least didn't know for sure when it would arrive. It's traditionally lit the day after Thanksgiving, in synch with the arrival of Santa to officially usher in the Christmas season. Obviously it didn't work out that way this year.
Ugh... how dare the weekend be over? I slept in this morning, granted, but I'd like to sleep for another month or two before having to go back to work, thank you very much. I still love my job, in spite of everything, but darn it, I need some time off.
And I need to be able to find my bed. I have all of the Christmas gifts I bought laid out on the bed until I can wrap them. I was planning to do that over the weekend but I never got around to it. I have wrapping paper, have tape (I think.) Not so sure I've got usable boxes. If not, I'll think of something.
I'm hoping I found things that the kids like. The boys are toughest to buy for because I know that what they'd really like is well out of my price range. I bought each of them a fleece-lined flannel jacket (I know those are always safe) and will probably tuck a Wally World gift card into the pockets. Lazy? I guess so but they don't expire right away, and my kids shuttle back and forth between Wally World and Fry's Electronics.
For my daughter-in-law I bought wrought iron and a set of nine scented candles. She doesn't like jewelry, or at least not my taste in jewelry. And there's no way on earth I'd attempt to buy her clothes or music. And she's not Miss Domestic so that leaves out something for the house. Both my girls are friends with her and both said she'll like the candles option, so I am trusting that they steered me right.
For my youngest son's girlfriend I bought a delicate gold necklace, still amazed at the price I got it for. She's more a girly-girl than my daughter-in-law so hopefully she'll like it. I figure she's probably going to be my daughter-in-law sometime down the line. Youngest son is very, VERY picky about his girlfriends, went without for the longest time even though there were plenty of girls hitting on him - he just wasn't interested. He's been with this young woman for a couple of years now and while they've had their moments, they're definitely not happy apart.
Ack - it's nearly 2am again, I'd better head off to bed. Tomorrow will come early no matter what I do.
Before - After
In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )