Sunday, October 4, 2009

Christmas Light Spottings and Contest Winner

I love the holidays. The warmth of inside on cold days, the smells of oncoming winter (I know, totally out of character for me), and especially the decorations. There's just something about twinkling lights and pine boughs that make a person feel...well, happy, content, and giving. It's nothing like the contentment of having the sun shine on my skin, but I'll take it.

But people, really, don't you think the holidays lose their novelty if you celebrate them for six months out of a year?

This weekend I've seen three houses/restaurants that have already turned on their Christmas lights. And while I've been known to put up my tree in the first weeks of November (it's 12 feet tall and a lot of work) I found myself amazed that we're already heading into the holiday season. It's only the beginning of October!

But...I guess those people might have the right idea. I mean, if it has to be stormy and cold, like it is where I live, and since we're only a month away from Halloween, which for me is pretty much the holiday kickoff, then it stands to reason that we prepare to usher that kickoff in by getting out the decorations. Right?

Okay, maybe not the Christmas ones. I admit, though, that it made me a tiny bit excited for the upcoming holiday season.

Just saying.

Guess I should go find that other box of fall decor and get to work.

On a totally different subject, I realize I was supposed to pick a winner for for the copy of Zion's Promise by Chris Jefferies on Friday, and I totally forgot. Well, actually, I didn't forget, I just got way busy and didn't get it done. So, in case any of you were waiting with baited breath to see if you'd won this awesome prize, I'm very sorry for the delay.

And the winner is...

David J. West.

Clap, clap, clap, cheer, yell, yahoo, cheer, clap, clap, dance, clap, clap, clap.

David, email me with your snail mail address and I'll get your prize in the mail this week.

And since I'm blogging today, I'll leave you all with a thought:
"Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."
~Douglas Adams

Until next time, write on.



Carolyn V. said...

Love your blog background!

Christmas already? I'm just enjoying the beginning of fall. Love it! =)

David J. West said...


Thanks Nichole.

L.T. Elliot said...

My dad and I were just saying that we're worried this weather might just skip fall and head straight for winter. Bad news for my tomatoes.
Congrats, David!
(Love the quote, Nichole!)

Nichole Giles said...

Seriously! And this week, with the cold front in Utah, it feels winter-ish. Even our squash plants froze. I mean, sure, the holidays are fun. But it's the dull winter blahs after New Years that I dread. And it's coming way too soon.

Congrats, David. I'll get that sent.