A friend of mine posted on Facebook that she and her newborn baby were surprised earlier this evening by Christmas carolers at her door. That made me happy, nostalgic, and a little sad. Sad because no one does that anymore. Kids today are so different. Not just the little ones, the big ones too. I remember being one of those carolers. First, in elementary school. I went to a small, neighborhood parochial school, where everyone knew everyone. Every December, the choir at the school would pile into the back of a teacher's pick-up, song sheets and guitars in hand, and go door to door around the neighborhood, singing carols. Sometimes, we were met with doors being slammed in our faces. RUDE! But mostly, we were met with smiling faces and sometimes, on that rare occasion that it was cold, hot chocolate. Then, in high school, I joined the choir again, and we would go to hospitals, or homes for the elderly. No matter how sick they were or if they believed in the meaning of Christmas or not, they were always happy to see us. And they sang and danced along too. For a few hours, I'd like to believe that our presence brightened up their lives. I had totally forgotten about that time of my life. Had it not been for my friend's post earlier, who knows when I would have thought about it. I miss that. This Christmas-eve, my entire family will be together. The married folk take turns with their respective in-laws each year. Last year was the year that everyone went their separate ways. This year, we'll all spend it together. So I decided we're going caroling. That's right, I'm THAT girl. We'll be at one of my cousin's home, and her neighborhood has tons of kids, so I figured we'd blast her neighbors. What? I don't live there. I've already printed the song sheets, and we've got flute and guitar players in our family bringing their respective instruments. A piano player too, but we can't haul around the baby grand! Heh. So I'm excited about this, can you tell? Hopefully, it will all work out.
Anyway, that's what was on my mind tonight. I guess my inner child is coming out to play. Christmas time is so much fun!
Oh wait, something else on my mind tonight. Mugginess, humidity and rain. That's what's forecast for our fair city all weekend. Yesterday it was 40 degrees out. Who says the weather isn't schizo? O.M.G. We went from heaters to air conditioners in just a span of a few hours. Texas weather. Gotta love it!
Yeah that was random, I know. Helloooo. Do you read my blog??? Moving on.
So what about you? Singing. Yay or nay? Who cares if you can carry a tune or not. The important thing is that you do it and feel fabulous about it. At least, that's what I think. My favorite carol to sing is Jingle Bells. But my favorite to listen to and occasionally, whisper to is, O Holy Night.
Tell me yours.