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And It Begins..

26 Nov

I love Christmas but rarely do much for it. Due to allergies and animal shenanigans, we have a petite tabletop tree and a couple lights outside to show we celebrate the season. Sometimes I bake. We don’t really go over the top, and I like it that way. Some years the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas can feel like an eternity and a lot of people get burnt out. Our style is really relaxed and everyone is a lot happier for it. The holiday season is kinda like a performance, leave room to grow and you’ll always want to come back for more. And we do! I’m excited the season is here. Yesterday, Nicole and I went to the Mizner Park Christmas Tree Lighting. It was pretty awesome.

There were fireworks too!

I hope you are excited too. But remember its a marathon, not a sprint. Be sure to stay hydrated- Yes, hot chocolate and eggnog count :)

Oh, and check out my Twitter for a video of the musical tree show. It was pretty cool.

Circus Time

18 Nov

This past week I got a chance to relive my childhood a bit, and honestly it’s not in a way I would have imagined. I went to a circus. I’m sure I used to like the circus when I was younger, but never really loved it so much that I remembered it. My brother hated it. Screamed bloody murder the whole time according to my Mom. But as for me, it was what it was.

I was driving a friend home when I saw the big tent and the lights and a HUGE elephant out front in a big grassy field. Needless to say, not something you see every day. But I went straight home and googled what was goin’ on. The circus was in town for two days. I was going back and forth deciding whether I should go. As an animal person, my heart was torn. But as a inquisitive personality, I was super curious. And damned if the personality didn’t win…It always does.

But we did stop to talk to Mike out front. A very sweet older man that had worked for them for a very long time. He spent fifteen minutes telling us all about the process and stories. When asked point blank about the treatment, he said “these animals have better healthcare than I do.”

I’m still conflicted, I’ll probably always be.

But the show was amazing.