"Season's Greetings, everybody, from KBHR, the heart and soul of Cicely, Alaska. This is Chris In The Morning. From where I'm sitting, I've got a great view of all the yuletide decorations going up all over town. That's right, everywhere I turn my head I see ebony birds roosting for the holidays. You know, twinkling colored lights are nice, and so are plastic Santas and reindeers and manger scenes, but I'll tell you something, friends... nothing like the sight of beautiful black-as-pitch raven to get you in the Christmas spirit."
Chris Stevens, Northern Exposure
'Tis the Season Ya'll!
It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas...And it's making me miss home.
Oh, The Weather Outside is Frightful... So I've had to crank up the heat to 85 in order to keep the not-so-tundra-friendly-insulated housing unit I call home a balmy 68 degrees.
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree...Now my 'forest' has become acceptable to my students. One of the girls even excitedly exclaimed (just as if she hasn't seen the tree for the last 4 months sitting in the same spot every time she comes over) "A Christmas Tree! Wow! So Auspek (beautiful)!" Yep, that's another reason why I love kids, so in the moment and easy to please. Gotta love it.
Shoppers Rush Home with their Treasures...that finally arrived at the post office and were unpacked from the piles upon piles of backed up mail when the planes weren't flying the last few days.
Oh, There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays...But for now Anchorage will have to suffice. I'm headed there for the weekend, Lord and weather permitting. Gonna try to soak up some holiday hustle and bustle, Christmas lights and fiestas.
Have a hilarious weekend, wherever in the world you are:) Get out there and go sledding, skiing, listen to a choir sing, drive around ouuuing and ahhhhing at Christmas lights, buy a gift off an Angel Tree or call your Gram and tell her you love her, just go out there do some general Seizing the Season, eh?;)
"An angel of the Lord appeared to them,
and the glory of the Lord shone around them,
and they were terrified.
10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid.
I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.
11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
12 This will be a sign to you:
You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”