Friday, December 4, 2009
We picked out our tree today so that is making progress towards getting into the mood for Christmas. In fact, both of us felt rather merry about the whole tree experience.
We have faithfully gone to a tree farm for years to cut down our Christmas tree. But last year we decided to buy a tree that came from NC and was shipped down just after Thanksgiving. For some reason, the idea of sawing and cutting down a living tree just didn't appeal to me anymore. I know that sounds a bit silly in view of the fact that the tree we bought has already been cut down--by someone else. But even trees have souls to me.
Today also feels more like Christmas because it is seasonally cold. There is no snow such as the blogger friends in Houston and Denver have, but it is gray, overcast with scudding clouds. And I am loving the weather. It just makes it feel more like Christmas.
In fact, we are planning to go on an art walk downtown tonight, unless it really starts to rain. The art shops are open until 9 PM, with snacks and such. It's a chance to walk through the galleries that are generally closed at 6. And it's a chance to see the down town decorations with the trees lit on the square.
This will be a boating weekend of another ilk. I'll write about that tomorrow. But suffice to say that it will require a bit of energy and stamina. I need to build up a bit since today I'm a bit tired after a WTF party last night. For all you dirty minds out there, the WTF stands for Water The Future. It was a nice affair, but we both stayed up way past our usual bedtime.
I had a sponsee meeting at noon with a fellow who always makes me think. In fact, he thinks so deeply about things that he gets lost in the process. I am glad that I can listen and share my experience, strength, and hope but at the same time, know that he has to find his way in his time. He knows that the tools of recovery are there but likes to choose which ones he wants to use when he wants to use them.
Hope that your Friday is going well and filled with good stuff.