At the end of October, I wrote about planning ahead for the Christmas holidays. So how is this North Pole elf doing?
Not very good. Maybe Santa will fire me and I can go back to bed. Ha!
I’d hoped by Thanksgiving to have my annual letter drafted and photos chosen. I also wanted to get the decorations up before we left for Thanksgiving, as by the time I get them up in December, there’s not much time to enjoy them before it’s Christmas. None of those are done.
On the plus side, I’ve made most of the presents that I’m making and bought the others. There are a few left to buy (hello Amazon!) but not many. I did start listening to Christmas music in November which I really enjoyed. Between Chris Botti, Manheim Steamroller, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, I’ve been rocking my way into work most days.
I’m being a bit grumpy about the undone things. I want those decorations up! The letter done! More Christmas music on my iPod!
Realistically though, I’m not that behind. I can get the decorations up one evening this week, work on the letter next weekend. It would have been nice though to be done sooner with it all.
That’s today’s report from the North Pole!
Today’s pictures are part of the evening light display at the botanical gardens. I’m not quite sure how the spiders figure into Christmas and they’re not left over from Halloween.
On the other hand, they are carnivores around the bog area, the same place as the carnivorous pitcher plants. If nothing else, Christmas decorations will be a lot more fun for the little boys who like spiders better than the princesses. They are pretty cool looking too.
Word for tomorrow – BRILLIANT. If you prefer to work ahead, see the list for the week under “A Word A Day”.
I am a backyard adventurer, philosopher and observer, recording my life in journals and photographs. Visit my blog at www.livingtheseasons.com or write me at dogear6 [at] gmail [dot] com.