Saturday, December 12, 2009


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.



Tolentreasures said...

I am the same way this year and have had more people tell me the same thing! Must be a virus this year. Hang in there! The lights look like so much fun.


Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...

Dearest Pea !

'Tis Christmas ! and a Very merry Christmas to you !

Love the light tour at the Zoo. Thanks for taking us along with you !

Our nearest zoo is over 2 hours away in Pittsburgh, but there are some folks around here that decorate their homes and lawns in lights.

It's so nice when there is snow on the ground. ( not that I like snow ) The lights are very pretty when they glisten on the snow .

May your Christmas be bright !

lovetheprimlook said...

Cheer up dear Pea, you are not alone. I often too feel sad at Christmas. I miss my grandmother so much . It will get better !!! Hugs to you, Angie

Phillane E'lee said...

Thanks Cathy,
I hope things are looking up for you as well.
Many blessings,Pea

Phillane E'lee said...

Yes, Linda when there is snow it is stunning. I live way out in the boon hills and no reason to have lights outside. No one around here does. I miss that terribly. So this was a treat for sure.

It is nice when neighborhoods do it. It would seem like a tour then. We used to go driving around the city on Christmas eve to see the lights. a cheep way to tire us kids out! LOL Of course after the parade and Visit with Santa.

Thank you Linda and a very Merry Christmas to you as well.

Phillane E'lee said...

Thanks Angie. I am getting there.

Sonia ;) said...

Oh Sweetie...your paddling up the same river as me. I have my dads lil 3.5 ft pre lit tree up with 4 ornies on it from friends LOL...But its ok to have one year just '....eehhh" There is always next year is what I say, and Im saving electric this year.

We all have the schits once in awhile...Your having one with me.


Phillane E'lee said...

Thanks sweetie,
Yep, I am in great company and glad you are the one joining me. Not so alone now.

cynthia lee designs said...

Hi Pea,
You are not alone in how you feel this year, but yes it shall past. Hope you are feeling better soon.

I have always wanted to go see the lights at the DD and her family went last year and I heard it was beautiful. Thanks for sharing the pics with us.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

loved the photos of the zoo..have never been there for the your descriptive words.. you always make me get out of the dulldrums and get jolly..:)

Phillane E'lee said...

Thank you Cindy,
Couldn't think of anyone better to be a bah hum bugger with. LOL

Have a great week.

Phillane E'lee said...

Thank you Gina,
Just write from the heart. Always wanted to be a writer but my English sucks sooo one of these days I will brush back up on it. For now I leave it to my unsuspecting victims like you! LOL
Have a wonderful Jolly week. I am pulling out the Christmas stuff tonight.

~Tonya said...

It is that time of year....

What else can I say. With almost a year passing under us each year at Christmas time, gives us time to reflect. Time to stand back and see what we have done, what we should have done and the things that we can't do anything about.

This too shall pass. I am sure your Dad is with you every day, ever step of the way.

The lights are beautiful. I have never heard of a Zoo, decorating like that. We do not do the outside light thing either...we do not have close neighbors and noone but us, we see them.

Take Care Pea.

Phillane E'lee said...

Yes, Tonya,
you are right. It is the time of year and wondering WHO stole it from me!?? LOL
I do hope that Dad is with me and smiles most of the time. Thank you girl!

prashant said...

Have a wonderful Jolly week. I am pulling out the Christmas stuff tonight.

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AwtemNymf said...

Merry Christmas to you my friend!
Be Safe & Be Warm!

Phillane E'lee said...

Merry Christmas Sandy AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!