Last night I had decided to visit the BCCHF (BC Children’s Hospital Foundation) Festival of Trees. I haven’t been for several years now, but it made sense in light of last year’s Christmas tree disaster – I went to put up my Charlie Brown artificial tree and the bottom part, along with the stand, disintegrated. So, since my apartment was sans Christmas tree, I thought it might be a fun thing to do.
But I must confess, I wasn’t feeling it this morning. I hadn’t been awake for two hours when a stray thought or two about family and the holiday season triggered a depressive episode that put a bit of a damper on my intention to celebrate (and post about) my Twelve Days of Christmas. I set the time for 30 minutes. In that time I had to make coffee, eat breakfast, and clean up the kitchen – if I got all that done by the time the bell rang, I could go back to bed and be as depressed as I wanted!
However, after coffee or eating or both, my mood was much improved. I sat down at the computer and did some tweaking of my freelance business plan in preparation for the New Year. Then I got bored with that and decided what the heck, some fresh air just might do me some good.
I set off for the Four Seasons Hotel where the Festival of Trees is hosted. It was one of those moments where I needed to leave right away, or I probably really would have gone back to bed. So, I wasn’t all that surprised to discover that I had left my camera behind at home.
No worries. I wandered around taking my time to really look at each tree. About tree number eight, I had to take a little break and sit for a spell – a good excuse for people watching! The picture shown here is from The Festival of Trees in 2012: I used this one for my post because it reminded me of Puddle Jumpers Daycare entry of Christmas tree dressed as a snowman or a snowman disguised as a Christmas tree.