Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Christmas Feelings

It's cold here in the chilly south, dipping into the teens tonight and possibly, not probably but possibly, leaning towards a "whitened" Christmas, with a 30% chance of flurries Friday night and Saturday. Tonight I'm up doing some research for work - hmmmmm, manuals - after our Christmas Lights Drive.

I think it'll be a new tradition, piling everyone into the Family Truckster to mosey around town and look at houses decorated for the season. We headed for Irmo first, driving through Saluda Shoals and the light show there - really nice, not expensive, and full of color and fun displays. Then we went across the lake, left onto Corley Mill Rd. past Riverbend Church and onto Hope Ferry Rd - another great road with lots of sparkling displays. The setup on Oak Drive was nice - I really like the old-fashioned non-flashy white lights - and then we went to Hummingbird Dr further in towards town. Last stop was the display at Cayce City Hall, and a couple of cul de sacs here in our own neighborhod.

Along with the lights, we listened to Christmas music (Jim Brickman's Peace and Chris Rice's Christmas Living Room Sessions) and to the Gamecocks finally pulling out a win over East Carolina. Ho Ho Ho.

I can really get into the slow jazz style of Christmas music, just being quiet and letting the lights and the chilly weather work through me. Finally, it's beginning to feel a little bit like Christmas.


Blogger Vicki said...

that slow Christmas jazz must have sounded better in the driver's seat than it did crammed in the third row between Trace and Cammi where I kept hearing unique Christmas songs and about various levels of the Spongebob Gamegube game. Next year, let's also have a tradition of just you and I going out to look at lights.. :)

21/12/04 8:12 AM  
Blogger Rick said...

next year? what are you doing tonite, cutie? :)

21/12/04 8:34 AM  
Blogger Rick said...

I took my family out night before last to look at Christmas lights. We found 5 houses - only. I would love to be looking at lights, experiencing cold weather again. It has dropped into the high 50's here in Northern Thailand and everyone acts like they are freezing to death! My kids actually asked if it was going to snow. :-(

Your and my profile look mighty similar. Good job, super hero Daddy!

21/12/04 9:45 PM  

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