This is one of those rare occurrences where I’ll let Suz’s lame placeholder title remain.
I’m not exactly sure what Suz’s uber-productive mentality when I’m in absentia says about our relationship.
Does my semi-slothlike presence hinder her naturally occurring sparks of ingenuity and creativity?
This girl makes lists when I’m gone. Projects galore. Baking to excess.
When I arrived in Raleigh after a visit to the Bluegrass on the 30th, her enthusiasm for all that she had accomplished in the days prior was palpable. A light box had (nearly) been constructed, multiple parties had been hosted, and pounds of deliciousness concocted, simmered, and spiced. Then I settle into the family home and we spend a day lounging around watching Mad Men.
Was it me? Did I suck the life out of the room of this productive family? Or was I welcome reprieve, a counterbalance?
Yeah, I’ll go with that for my own self esteem.
I’ll be making my return to Charleston this afternoon. Hope you got your shot at partaking in Suzanne’s creativity while it lasted.
Perhaps changing this whole situation should have been my worthwhile New Year’s resolution.
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Posted in Islands, tagged Charleston, Christmas, crafts, holiday, hot chocolate, James Island County Park, lights, rides, Santa, village on December 24, 2010|
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An ice storm moving swiftly into the Bluegrass last Wednesday resulted in us having to condense all of our holiday plans into one short evening, which included our first go-around at James Island County Park to see what amounted to the most spectacular display of electrical Christmas cheer this side of the Griswold House, or to a lesser degree, those crazies on that one show on television.
With an onslaught of family Christmas activities in the next two days, this post on the lights James Island County Park will also be condensed into a much shorter product than I would like.
From the different themed areas of lights to Santa’s insanely elaborate village, complete with both members of the Claus couple getting their ears bent by eager kids, a full service train, sand sculptures, absurdly sugary hot chocolate, crafts, and rides too small for me to spend a night upon screaming my head off, the display was pretty unreal. It took us almost 2 hours to see everything there was to offer and the (at the time) frigid temperatures added to the atmosphere of a real life Christmas community.
I’ll let Suzanne’s photos do the rest of the talking. I need to get busy reading my copy of Black’s Law Dictionary.
Yes, I actually requested that for Christmas.
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