Officially in the holiday moodIt started as a little tickle after our Saturday at Guthrie, and filling out various RevGalBlogPal Friday Fives, but my friend Jane and I launched ourselves into it full tilt while I was in St. Louis.
These are the lights at Tilles Park in St. Louis County. As you can tell from the taillights, we were not the only ones who had the idea of going to look at lights on a Friday evening. (Hey, buddy, the sign said parking lights ONLY.)
We topped off our weekend (oh, yeah, there was that little Congregational Studies class we had to go to, wasn't that the whole purpose of the trip?), with malts at Crown Candy Kitchen, searching North St. Louis for the infamous St. Stanislaus Kostka (a Polish Catholic church that is in such deep disagreement with its archbishop that the church governing board has been excommunicated, along with the priest they recently hired), circling the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in search of a way into their Christmas light display, and a brief trip through downtown to see the lights at Kiener Plaza, before I finally collapsed at the airport with a California Pizza Kitchen salad to counteract the aforementioned cherry malt.
We were sadly disappointed that there were a) no protests at St. Stanislaus and b) no open gate at the brewery. Despair over these setbacks was held off via the Crown Candy sugar high.
(It's also possible that some yarn from Knitorious and Myers House, along with chocolates from Cost Plus and Crown Candy Kitchen came home with me).
We are going to put up our artificial, pre-lighted Christmas tree this afternoon, fluff the branches and hang the ornaments.
Bring on the cheer, I'm ready.