Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Spirit

Everybody who thinks it doesn't really feel like Christmas say yeah!

I need some Christmas spirit. It all seems so far away. Maybe I'm just a little down after a grueling week of finals that finished up a few grueling months of school. Maybe I'm getting older. I don't know what it is. All I know is that I've gotten myself into a serious Christmas funk and I can't seem to get out of it. I don't know what I need, but I know I need something. I can feel it. 

I've been brainstorming and this is what I've come up with so far to drum up some Christmas spirit. 

Make a Gingerbread house
Make Sugar Cookies
Make candy apple cider
Watch Christmas movies (Elf, The Grinch, Miracle on 34th street, Christmas Vacation)
Make salt dough ornaments
Read for fun!
Knit or crochet something
Take photographs of Christmas lights
Make a pencil drawing
Learn to play some Christmas songs on guitar
Run consistently
Watch the meteor shower
Ride the zip line at Lake Lanier Islands
Go see the magical nights of lights
Go see that house that has their lights set to music
Go see a Christmas play or performance

I've already knocked some things off my list.

First, we went to my parents house to help decorate for Christmas. Mom made chili and I made candy apple cider which is really just a fancy way of saying "I heated up red hot cinnamon candy with some store bought apple cider." I love it!

 Monday night we snuck out all bundled up with my tripod and camera in one hand and a sleeping bag in the other. We went to a field and watched the meteor shower and took pictures of the stars. The meteors were too quick to be caught by my camera, but an airplane showed up nicely. It was very cold but so romantic and fun. I just love a good adventure.

We did a few long exposures too. The lines are created by the stars and the turning of the earth. It reminds me of Revelation when John says he saw the stars fall from the heavens. 

Of course, I've already started watching Christmas movies. Although I slipped and watched Little Miss Sunshine this morning. (One of my very favorite movies) 

Today I think I'll try and make some sugar cookies with my mom, or read a book, or maybe draw. Perhaps I'll do all three. In any case, I fully intend to do every single thing on my Christmas list by the end of the year. 

Go big or go home right? 
This time I'm just lucky enough to do both.

1 comment:

  1. GIRRRL! this post just put me in the christmas spirit! that's what i'm talkin' about!!!!!