Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sweet window, game and anticipation

- Entering a building from the back and smiling down at this sweet window, with its plants and tiny stained glass ornaments. A wee Christmas tree with sparkling lights was barely visible within.

- A printing company Christmas gathering in which we all are supposed to bring a gender neutral gift to play a funny game in which "The Night Before Christmas" is read with the words "right" and "left" inserted in various spots. We were to hold our own gift and start passing right and left when the words came up. No one was supposed to end up with the gift they brought and it worked out that way. The burly man who handles shipping ended up with the holiday mug set I brought. He nodded at me and said, "We'll use them on Christmas morning."

- Seeing some neighbor activity in front of building three at the condos, I walk up and chat with the two men madly decorating the trees and building. It is a work of art each year and this year the light display will be set to music. As I walk away, one of them calls out, "Sunday night! Santa will be here!"

17 comments:

Jamie said...

That gift game sounds fun. What did you end up with?

I love Christmas. :)

Lance said...

The game you played sounds like a blast! And then to get a surprise gift out of it - very cool!! Have fun with Santa when he comes!

Lynn said...

Jamie -

I got a Whitman's Sampler - have I said how much I love chocolate? I had a piece with my first cup of coffee this morning.

I love Christmas, too. My favorite things are the outdoor decorations and the music.

Lance -

Santa will be fun - I am excited about that. :)

LL Cool Joe said...

I love the idea of the gender neutral gifts. Sounds a bit like Secret Santa.

So what did you get?

Lynn said...

Joe -

A box of chocolate candy. Yum. Hope you are having a fun holiday here in the states!

Mama Zen said...

That sounds like a fun gift game!

Jannie Funster said...

That game does sound like a hoot. How many of you were there?

Sweet window glimpse.

And dont you just LOVE the joyful feeling Christmas lights gives??

Whoo-hoo!!

Talon said...

Sounds like you got the perfect gift, Lynn :)

Sounds like Santa's coming early to your part of the world ;)

Lynn said...

Mama Zen -

It was fun and surprising that the guys all participated.

Jannie -

I like that the basement office occupant makes the most of his / her surroundings.

There were about 20 of us there for the little game.

Yes - love the lights.

Talon -

It was the perfect gift and Santa is definitely coming early. A couple of friends already asked me if my neighbors were decorating again. I am going to get them over there Sunday night.

Riot Kitty said...

That last one was such a cute story!

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

Those are a couple of Christmas loving men!

Brian Miller said...

there is such anticipation around the holidays...so do the lights really go with the music?

Lynn said...

Brian -

The music does go along with the lights and somehow you can even set a radio station in your car to go along with it. Pretty cool.

G-Man said...

Your weather is still holding out I see.
Have a Kick Ass Holiday Lynn....G

Lynn said...

Galen -

It might sleet later - it is raining and in the 30's. Such is life. :) You have kick ass holiday, too, G-man!

Jannie Funster said...

20 is a fun amount, a nice round figure!

Lynn said...

Jannie -

20 is pretty round, for sure.

xo