24 December 2010
Do things seem slightly strange around your house?
Sounds that creep in from outside....Getting to you?
Maybe there are strange smells emanating from your kitchen.....
or even your fireplace...
What's it all about Alfie?
It is the Holidays....
it started way back in the early fall....
no more waiting until after Thanksgiving to think about
And so it is...
excited squealing children-check
satisfied smiling grandparents-check
Here are some things I have noticed;
neighbors, who normally don't speak - talking and laughing
children, who would normally leave the table in a flash - doing the dishes
smiles from people who wear a frown 11 1/2 months of the year
strange sitings in the neighborhood...
One of those strange sightings was a
partially "dressed" Christmas tree, lying on the curb,
Apparently thrown out in haste.
Now, that's odd....it appeared nearly a week ago....
it is a fresh green tree, with a string or two of
And yet, there it is,
waiting for the dump truck.
Well, for a person with an enquiring mind....
this is food for fodder.....
what brought on this fit of
Where is the culprit?
Was he/she mad at the difficulty with which lights are strung?
Was there a fight?
Someone wanted white lights, and the stringer wanted colored?
What are they doing about Christmas now?
Why weren't we all informed, so that we didn't have to guess?
As you can see.... the person with the enquiring mind is in a dilemma
I was sitting with my sweetie at the coffee shop when a neighbor
stopped by for a chat.
Seems the person who owned the tree in question, had
brought it home, set it up in a stand,watered it, let the limbs relax,
started to string the lights....when all of a sudden
everywhere....coming out of the tree!
apparently, some spider momma had laid her eggs
earlier in the year, and went off to die,
leaving her eggs to incubate for the winter,
hoping to hatch in the spring.
Mr. Tree Farmer came along in the fall and
chopped that tree down,
wrapped it up,
and took it to town
Ever hear of such a thing?
20 December 2010
Remember Kahil Gibran?
He wrote The Prophet
which was particularly popular in the late 1970's.
He was a Lebanese-American
who had a rather interesting life.
This is one of my favorite quotes...
Wake at dawn with a winged heart
and give thanks for another day of loving
.- Kahlil Gibran
Doesn't that just paint the finest of all possible
scenarios for you?
Is that the way you would always like to awaken?
Fortunately,... I did this morning.
Re-freshed and well rested
(don't hate me)
because my annual Christmas party is
behind me now....
We had lots of fun..
we always do,
but as with most things
holiday, it required preparation
weeks in advance.
We are blessed though...
friends that truly appreciate us,
and the effort we put into
our holiday events.
I hope that your
holidays are worth every bit of effort
that you put into them.