Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Urban Christmas Tree

We had hoped to go old school and drive out to the forest to cut down a tree, but what with ARCTIC BLAST 2008 that is not going to be possible. So last night we did something new- we walked about 10 blocks to a little tree lot and carried the little guy home on our backs (well, Zach's back). It was pretty neat.

It's so cold and snowy, it really feels like Christmas. I love it. For 6 consecutive California Christmases (say that three times fast), I got into the spirit with music and smells... but it never came close to my ol' Montana Christmas. I guess this isn't the same either, but closer. Something magical about freezing your ass off.

I have no physical activity to report unfortunately. My marathon recovery is slipping into no-excuse-laziness. Today I'm going to bundle up and go for a long walk of at least 45 minutes or an hour, if I can make it that long without freezing solid or falling down repeatedly. I need to do something to balance the cookie and wine intake!

Picture time!










20 comments:

the gazelle said...

love the tree! so cute. I'm trying to be festive without one this year, and the snow falling definitely helps. As do the cookies & wine. I think I'm going to try to run outside today - maybe.

*aron* said...

love the tree!!!

i have yet to do any exercise either... i am enjoying the downtime but also sooo anxious to go for a run :)

Emily said...

So cute! I wish I had the piney smell in my place. I will always regret my missed oppty to buy a 20 ft tree. Ohwell.

Gotta Run said...

So what is under the tree?? Have you a good girl. Merry Christmas and enjoy your recovery. We have a fun year ahead of us :)

Alisa said...

I'm hoping to hit the treadmill this afternoon. I'm technically "workin" right now.

I grew up in cali and knew nothing of snow and ice until I spent three years in Boston and the snow does add a little something to the holiday spirit.

It's so interesting how different people grow up. For me, in the 'burbs in Cali, going to the corner Mikey's Xmas Lot was our tradition.

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Well, the cat seems impressed. I guess you can keep it. ;-)

Practicum - CCF said...

As a lifelong LA boy, Christmas to me has always been sunny and relatively warm. It's all I know. Kinda sad.

Cindy said...

i'm loving this 'arctic blast 2008' too LOL! 24 hr news coverage--so awesome. your tree is tres cute!

kelsalynn said...

there's a lot of xmas gifts under that tree already! any for me? lol.

I think Michael and I are going to go buy a cactus and have it be our charlie brown xmas tree. that's how we do it in az!
kelsalynn

D10 said...

Your tree is so cute! I agree the air needs to be nice and crisp to really have it feel like Christmas. A little snow is also nice.

KK said...

very cute. we used to get our tree the "old school way" too, when we lived up on the mountain (sigh).

I loved your last entry and your take on the phenomenon known to the rest of the country as winter-funny!

Ewen said...

My friend in Oregon knows a runner who has a Christmas tree farm - I wonder if it came from there?

Very nice - your cat certainly likes it!

Tara said...

aw...what a cute tree!!! and cat :) and as much as I hate being cold I would love to actually have a white Christmas one day!!!

ThickChick said...

Aww, your photo-full posts are AWESOME!!

I confess I haven't been exercising as much either.

Looks like you've had the best time with your buddies!

Anonymous said...

You make me smile.
Dragonfly on the Water...

Julianne said...

Your Xmas tree looks awesome!! And hello, love that you have so many presents under the tree ALREADY! You are so on the ball!! ;-)

Sarah said...

I'm very impressed with your Christmas spirit!

Steve Stenzel said...

CUTE!! Happy Holidays!!

(can you keep the cat out of that tree? Our 2 cats are always trying to tackle out 7-footer...)

N.D. said...

Well that looks like fun, and lots of presents waiting too!

melinda said...

That tree is adorable! I also think you should be freezing your ass off during the holiday season. I live in Texas and its 70 degrees outside. I wish it was a little colder...