Listening: "La Vie Boheme" from
the Rent Soundtrack.
Reading (perhaps quality): Loving The
Reading (definitely pulp): Too absorbed
in the Tolkien, baby.
December 11, 2002
(left) my tree, with lights and presents
The place looks festive!
Finally decided to get a tree
this year. Okay, so its a fake 2 foot one that I bought at Michael's
last week, but it's close to the trees of my childhood - other
than it's fakeness, this tree is covered in me-as-a-kid.
Several years ago my mom sent
me all of the family ornaments - the ones I made in kindergarten,
the baby's first ones with my name, and the other ones I remember
putting up year after year. Each December I've looked at the guiltily,
meaning to put them up somewhere but never really getting around
This year two things sent me
over the edge -
The Tree Itself - it was cheap,
it was there, and it's small enough to store away innocuously
the rest of the year.
(above) computer, draped with lights.
The Presents - I'd been piling up
the presents in the living room because that's where I was wrapping
them. One morning I realized that they'd ended up in a little mound
in front of the tv. That just seemed both eerily reflective of Christmas'
current role in our culture and too depressing for words.
presents! presents! presents!
So its all decorated here. The spirit
has definitely hit!
Doing (life and related tasks): Finished
up the boards for class, met up with one of the boys from the house
on C Street for dinner and Christmas shopping.
Doing (crafty stuff): Talullah and I are
getting together this weekend for a day of resin and marbles... craft-o-rama!
Wanting: Someone to do my laundry. Fast.
Anticipating: Lots of good stuff planned
for the weekend!