Thursday, December 24, 2009


With our tummies stuffed full of food… we bundled up in hats and gloves, as the cool night air nipped at our noses. We clamored into the Dodge Caravan, happy… that the automatic car starter had warmed our seats, in advance. Flurries were in the night air, as Christmas music played on the radio. The mood was set. Santa was on the way. With no destination in mind, we headed down the road. Giddy with excitement… we were going a-wandering, in search of outdoor Christmas displays. Everywhere we went… from one neighborhood to the next… lights dazzled in hues of red, green, amber, white, and blue. Wooden snowmen, Nutcrackers and St. Nick’s… stood in yards and on porches. Wired deer, giant snowflakes and stars, lined the rooftops. Icicle lights dripped from gutters. Trees glistened in house windows and front lawns. Wreaths… with big red bows, dotted doorways. The beauty of the season was upon us. What a wonderful time of the year. Cars lined the streets… and we caught glimpses of families gathered round, celebrating the holiday. It was time for us, to head home, to do the same. On the way back… we saw eight deer munching on something in a neighbor’s yard. It had to be… Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen. Santa is busy at work. It won’t be long now, until they stop to visit you, too… Merry Christmas!

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