Saturday, December 22, 2012
Christmas - The Home Stretch
(Sweeties delicious gluten free Gingerbread Men)
The Christmas Season is heating up just a few more days.
(Large balls that came rolling down the street during a windstorm.)
And the big day will be here. The preachers have been preaching to us to slow down, pause, reflect. Doesn't seem like anybody ever does it.
(One of many building Christmas Trees in downtown Tulsa)
Hustle and Bustle, get this, get that, do this, do that. Drives me crazy, although I don't have to do any of that. Sweetie bears the brunt of Christmas in hour house. Hats off to her. She does a great job but it is exhausting.
(Christmas Tree at SPB's school)
Christmas is many different things to many different people. It's a Christian holiday to be sure but other faiths join in also. Personally I think there is room for everybody at Christmas.
(SuperPizzaBoy, Gramps, and Brother Bob at Philbrook Museum during Thanksgiving.)
One big thing for me is a rest time. I love taking time off and spending it with the family. Especially this year. The energy industry is going berserk. Sometimes I just cannot believe the amount of money being spent. Billions of dollars in high stakes investments. It is paying off though. The USA is on its way to being a net energy exporter. In the natural gas industry there is genuine excitement with the producing companies I deal with. The technology they are applying to locating where to drill, the drilling process, and especially the fracturing and completion of the wells is awesome. It is also very expensive. Some areas about $12 million dollars per well. We are dealing with producers who have "pilot projects" involving 50 wells, 600 Million dollars.
Sorry, I'll get back to Christmas. I am looking forward to resting for a week or so. Then it is back at it. Exciting times, but stressful also.
(Oklahoma City's Bricktown Christmas Tree, Devon's new $760 million building in the background)
I love Christmas even though I am the only person in the world who doesn't understand what the "Spirit of Christmas" is. I am also puzzled but the abrupt end. We spend two months gearing up for it and then it is like a car driving a 100 miles per hour that hits a bridge abutment. Its the sudden stop that gets me. It takes me me while to gear up and just when I'm really into it is over with. Yeah we may leave the tree up for a few days but now we gotta get ready for New Years Day, the ball dropping, the Rose Bowl parade and football. Whatever happened to the twelve days of Christmas?
Merry Christmas from Yogi, Sweetie, and SuperPizzaBoy!
Many bloggers quit during the Christmas season. I am not one of them. I'll be at it every day probably. But if I don't see you have a great Christmas, or Holiday Season as you prefer.