Hubby and I had planned to have "a date" yesterday, but our plans fell through. There was too much wrangling and foo fooing over the time needed to get to the theater and back, and hubby's reaction to it totally killed any desire I had to be stuck in a car with him for a forty-five minute drive oneway, so I called the whole thing off. Mom called me three times to make different arrangements, but after the initial pow wow, it kind of ruined it for me. I told hubby I'll just wait for I Am Legend to come out on DVD.
Since those plans were shot in the arm, I decided to go on another cleaning rampage. I dug through more closets and tossed out more junk. I now only have Oldest's room left to go before I can claim a complete and total closet culling, and if Oldest doesn't get to his own closets, I plan to do it for him - I think the threat I will do his cleaning will be enough incentive for him to do it himself though. I pretty much just put everything I haven't seen in six months or more into a box and toss it out. :P Merciless, I know, but effective.
It was not the best day overall, hubby stayed miffed at me through most of the day, and by dark I'd had enough. I decided to go check out the Xmas lights, and dressed Mini for the trip. Although I've driven on the edges of town since the lights went up, I haven't gone down the main strip, and since I have a decent camera now, I decided to get some pics of the lights. At the last minute, hubby decided he wanted to go too, so Hubby, Mini, and I took about three hours to wandering around in the cold.
Yay! We actually managed to get a pic of Mini with Santa this year! At the start of December, I took him to have his pic taken with Santa and he wasn't having it. He took one look at Santa and latched onto me with a death grip. No way was I getting him to sit on Santa's lap. Sooo... last night, I found a standup at the Xmas light maze, and thusly we haveth a Mini and Santa pic. ^_~
Here is a pic of a somewhat less grumbly Hubby, and Mini Bear in the tunnel of lights - a kind of no maze, maze that leads to Santa's shack. Santa, of course, is back at the North Pole post-Dec 25th, so the shack sat empty when we went through it. :P
A carousel of lights in Santa's Square. There is a big long fairway full of this kind of stuff. I took pictures of Mini in one of the red sleighs, (it's a plywood cutout) but the flash illuminated the inside of the sleigh - and I didn't realize how ICK GROSS those things were inside until I saw the shot!
This is the courthouse downtown. It's lit up all the way around and it looks really cool from the down the street. I tried to get a snap of the building from further down the block, but there was a huge honkin' tree in the way - rats!
This is one of the shots I took from down the block. Behind the white trees there, you can see the tree on the courthouse lawn from the other picture. I'm glad I got up there and got a few shots before they pull the plug in January.
Tomorrow is the last day of December - WOW!! I can't get over how fast this year has gone by. I have to admit I'm ready to ring in the New Year though. Bring on 2008!