"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Monday, December 05, 2005

Feeling Seasonal

Yesterday was very Christmas-y. And it was snowing, which added to the festive atmosphere.

This is the creche at church. Last year, new figures were donated by our parishioners. We gave the flock of sheep and a sheepdog, marked with arrows.

After lunch, we headed over to the place where we always cut our tree, and were confronted by a vast array of choices. Which one should we choose?

We walked nearly the entire property and checked out a lot of trees when we found this beauty, which met all my criteria for height and width. As a bonus, it was "$20 dollar special."

Here it is, going down. Timmm-berrrrr!

We brought it home and set it up. It's a new location this year, because our upstairs sitting room has been rearranged since last Christmas.

Last night, I drove into the city to attend a performance of The Messiah, held at a large church. The soloists were magnificent, the pianist and oragnist and trumpet and horn were outstanding. I snapped this shot when we all stood up for the "Hallelujah" chorus.

This morning, I've got a constant re-wind of "Lift up your heads, O ye Gates" going on and on in my head. All that lovely music is still stuck in there!

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