It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at my house on Rhone Street! Christmas is my favorite holiday by far... how could it not be?! It's just so wonderful! I'm a big believer in waiting until after Thanksgiving to kick off the Christmas season... with two exceptions: Christmas lights and Christmas music. Lights take too much work and are too beautiful to enjoy for less than a month. And there is just so much wonderful Christmas music that you have to get a jump start in order to enjoy it all.
Last night my roommates Kathy and Tarah and I went out and bought our Christmas tree. This is the first real Christmas tree I've had since I was about 10 years old. I'd like to tell you a story of how we treked through the snow into a forest of douglas fir pine trees, labored to chop the tree down with an axe and then hauled it home in a trailer because it was to big to fit in our car. But we really just drove a mile to our neighborhood Fred Meyer grocery store and bought a $20 tree. The highlight of my night was when I was standing outside the store with the tree waiting for Kathy to pull the car around and a girl walked out, gave me a weird look and said "Why you hiding behind that tree?" Anway... we set the tree up in our home, decorated it and named him Rudy. He has already brightened and warmed our home.