Saturday, December 8, 2007
Journal Your Christmas, Day 8
Text for today's page: "At Christmastime, everything is festooned and garlanded with loads of holiday cheer. There’s the obvious stuff, like lights on trees … wreaths on doors … decorations on mantles, then there’s the subtle things: streetlights beribboned in red and wrapped with greenery, tiny stockings and sparkling garlands taped to the counter at the post office, and Salvation Army bell ringers belting out Christmas carols in front of the grocery store. It is virtually impossible to escape. I go out to dinner, and the drink coaster is festive. I enjoy a beverage at Starbucks and the protective sleeve has a holiday theme. I bring home a case of soda, and there’s dear old Santa Claus smiling up at me. I am glad that I find these things to be a source of amusement. If I was a Scrooge, I think it’d drive me absolutely batty!"
I am obscenely pleased with how today has gone. We had the chance to have a leisurely breakfast, to wrap up (pun intended) some holiday shopping in a few out-of-the-way spots, to select our tree (AND install it with no swearing!), to create the page above, to make some fun gift card holders, to make a homemade gift for my friend, John, and to bake some Northwest Pecan Treats. Who could ask for more??