06 December 2008

Holiday Presence :: Day Twelve

The Holiday Parade is today. This is different from the Light Parade, as it's during the day and there are more floats. As you can see...being Arizona's Christmas City comes with a hefty price...lots of parades and events (there didn't use to be this many, and it's kind of overwhelming...but, I think it may be done primarily for the tourism...and with gas being down, well? Bring it on...) I usually always go to the Christmas Parade, seeing as the route is right down the street from Snap Snap...and I really like this parade, seeing as it's one of the original Holiday Celebrations that I remember from being a child...

The Holiday Parade is always followed by The Courthouse Lighting...which is at 6pm tonight. I usually don't go to that seeing as it's always cold and then I usually get a cold. It doesn't look like this year will be any different as I watched my sweet kitty who snuggled with me all night, gallop across the floor and jump directly onto her heated bed in the window when we got up this morning (yes, she has a heated bed...I get worried that she will get cold. Older kitties have a hard time regulating their body temperatures you know...not as much body fat and all of that) But, this year...Rich is feeling like he wants to venture down town to see The Lighting. So...I'm taking all my cold preventatives and dressing super warm so that I will stay warm and well. It's been so many years since I've attended this particular holiday ritual that I'm looking forward to it. Usually there's school choirs singing and the reading of The Christmas Story by someone noteable...

In case you're out and about for the lighting?

I'll be the girl in the down sleeping bag with a clapotis wrapped around her head
(See? I finished that project right in time!!)

PS. See that third picture up there? The one with the angels and the green and gold weird leafy things? Those are supposed to be red and gold poinsettias...for heavens sake! When they "restored" and re-did the decorations a few years ago this is what they came up with. I keep wondering if people walk around The Square and think, "what the heck is that supposed to be??"

PPS...Do you like giveaways? There's an amazing one over at Confessions of a Craft Addict...you have plenty of time to get in on it as well!!


Anonymous said...

sounds like the makings of a wonderful day!

flutter said...

so beautiful!


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