Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sunday happy



This parade of boats was really fun last night. We sang carols, punctuated by lots of Ro-Ho-Ho cheers. There were a lot of boats in the parade and all were decorated in creative ways. It was really a great start to getting in the Christmas spirit.

We did a 2.5 hour row and then went to a local seafood restaurant for some great oysters. Nothing like the first oysters of the season. My father taught me to eat mine raw, but now I prefer them roasted or fried. It cuts down on any zoonotic diseases. I don't fancy getting hepatitis at this point.

Today we're going to go Christmas shopping, watch the downtown Christmas parade, and get some decorations for the sailboat. It should be a fun day.

I'm happy and filled with a great deal of peace today. I can choose to look for the good things in each day or I can be stuck in worry and frustration. I would much rather take the uplifting approach. There's a lot to be grateful for. And most of it is right there under our noses, in front of our eyes, and sitting beside us. Have a great Sunday.

15 comments:

  1. Your day sounds magical and I'm sure it will be with your optimistic outlook. Somehow festive things on water seem twice as lovely...I remember watching the 4th of July Fireworks over the Hudson River a few years back... it was outstanding with all the flares mirrored in the water.

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  2. I love this post and this picture. Where is this beautiful tree? On a floating barge?

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  3. Sounds like a lot of fun. Glad your weekend has been so great. And your getting some shopping done before it gets too crazy.

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  4. happy sunday, loving the xmas lights, I dusted mine off today, rooms all lit up with prettty colours!!

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  5. It sounds absolutely marvelous and the picture is beautiful. I hope you enjoy the day!

    GM~*

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  6. Your post is what this season really means to me. Not the crazy, hectic shopping frenzy but the fun. The lights, the parades and the family. The actual spirit of it all. You make me want to throw on some music and decorate for the holiday. Think I'll do that tomorrow. :o)

    HoHoHo!

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  7. (Oh, and that HoHoHo had nothing to do with that 8 hour romp I've heard so much about.) hehehe :o)

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  8. (oops. 8x/4hrs. Sorry to mess up your record there buddy.)

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  9. your weekend sounds absolutely fantastic.

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  10. wow! That sounds like such a great day.

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  11. How fun to decorate a boat!! A moving display of cheer and joy!

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  12. It sounds like you had a great weekend. That's great.

    I grew up in NE so I love raw clams... mmmm... actually I love clams ANY way.

    Peace and Serenity,
    Kristen

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