I've been finding it difficult to get into any kind of holiday spirit lately. Yes, it's almost two weeks from Turkey Day -- the big kick off to the season that's supposed to get all those holiday juices flowing. Not me, not this year... at least not right away. I seem to be taken with other concerns -- work, paying bills, figuring out which worthy charity needs money from us the most (Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans? or our parish church that desperately needs half a million for building repair?) There seems to be little room for holiday thoughts in the midst of all that.
I'm getting more with the season, slowly , though. I'm listening to a little holiday music. I'm watching some of the old holiday standby films. I'm chuckling at the idea of Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light going all psycho and painting "Fieldstone Crack House" and "Bordello by a Covered Bridge". Well, ok, maybe not that last bit... really... honestly... though it would be cool if he did.
No, I'm sure I'll be ready to deck the halls with the best of 'em... in about two weeks.
on 2005-12-07 at 10:38 p.m.
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