Saturday, December 12, 2009
A BIT OF CHRISTMAS SPIRIT
Okay, I admit it. I have been in a bah Humbug mood for most of the season. I have had a lot of *STUFF* lately and it has put me into a bad mood. One continue Witch session. Just the same usual stuff that most of us go through but all at once. When it rains it pours and lately here it is coming down like buckets. I am not telling you this cause I want you to feel sorry for me or say Oh poor Pea, I am saying this so that you know there is someone out there that goes through it besides you. I know it isn't really comforting but sometimes just having someone to relate to, makes bull crap seem less like the bull crap it is really. I mean it has been so bad that I don't even have the tree out or nothing. 2 little decorations from dear friends and that is it. How pathetic is that? Talk about a Scroogette huh?
So my dear daughter K.T. knows me well and this isn't the usual mood I am in for the holidays. She knows that usually I am the one practically shoving the Christmas spirit down the throats of unsuspecting victims who manage to get in my path. LOL. Passing out a host of goodies and good cheer to those in need.
K.T. decided that some change in scenery was in order. K.T ,her boyfriend and his Mother had made plans to go to the Point Defiance Zoo for what is called Zoo Lights. K.T. asked Jame's Mom if she minded if I came along. I have always wanted to go and well my hubby can be very lame and does not wanna go. Kathy said she was driving and anyone could come. I was very excited to be invited and so looked forward to it. It was colder then frosted Dingle berries but sooo worth it.
A total of 6.50 to get into the gate. The gas and toll for the bridge. Still under $15.00. less then a Movie for 4 people.
Oh my stars. It was so pretty. They has music going and there were a few more people then I like but still manageable. We got to go into the aquarium as well. It was ~warm~ in there and that was a nice break from the cold. I will share those few pics tomorrow.
Just look at that lovely green and purple tree. That was my favorite. They had Mt. Rainier , the rivers and sound mapped out in lights. Even animals. We did stop by the gift shop and I had to buy a ornament to remember my trip. I chose a snowy owl in glass as it reminded me of my dad. How he loved the birds and listening to the owls we have here at night. Not snowy ones but I liked that ornament best. Daddy would have enjoyed that as well and complained about the power bill. LOL Another reason from my Bah Humbug. I have been missing him quite a bit. I guess I am taking over where he left off somedays. Been just one year since his passing. Still seems like a fresh wound with salt to me.
The end was perfect. It gave me a new sence of hope. A gentle reminder that this too shall pass.
Go and check to see if your local zoo does this. When I google it, there were many choices of zoos. Great for the kids too but bundle up. Baby it is cold out there.
MERRY CHRISTMAS YA'LL! LOL