We think we’ve secured the fir.
It’s also not important to any of you that this year my dear husband said to me, “We need more lights. We needs hundreds more.” I vaguely recall our first Christmas together some years ago when I pulled out the two strands of lights that I’d been toting with me throughout my single life, the two strands that valiantly brightened up whatever house plant that could stand the weight and was still producing oxygen in my apartment. Upon hearing my request to purchase a few additional lights to spruce up our “very first tree together”, Boss simply replied, “We don’t need more lights. Two is plenty.” My, how time (and having children to excite) changes a man.
Nostalgia and tree tipping aside, it is December 1 and I am all aglow with the Christmas spirit. I’ve already mentioned my quest to knock out my holiday shopping list by buying all-things-local and, as promised, I’ll keep you posted as purchases are made. (Will I see any of you at this weekend’s 5th Annual Craft Bazaar? A free natural-gas fueled shuttle will be on site to transport merry shoppers from one location to the next. I’m not promising they’ll be serving hot chocolate on board, but what a great way to get around Avondale and Forest Park as you mingle and jingle with the area’s most creative artists who are selling their goods?)
I digress… (shopping, obviously, on the brain)
Tuesday, December 7 – Mark your calendar. The City’s annual tree lighting, along with parade and festive holiday celebration, will take place at Linn Park. Entertainment includes the Birmingham Heritage Jazz Band, Birmingham Swing Dancers, Neo Jazz Collective, Ballet Folklorico Corazon Azteca & Woodlawn Ballet. Santa will be there, of course, and the first 300 children to show at the Carver Theatre will get a free photo with Santa. (Say cheese, Sweet Pea!) Jump here to ActiveCulture for even more details.
So, the holidays are upon us and celebration is in order. Cheers to you and yours and hope to see your rosy cheeks out on these chilly city streets!