Sorry there’s no photo of me in my pajamas in public. Seriously… I waited 24+ hours to compose this post so that I could share one of our group photos with you. The theme was The Polar Express. It took a little education on my part. First, a co-worker had to correct me and let me know it is The POLAR EXPRESS, not the polar bear express as I inaccurately called it. Then, another co-worker took pity on me and asked me if I knew about the Coors Light train. Yeah… Well, that’s how the Polar Express works, only with little kids from bed to the North Pole.
Got it! I even swallowed my pride and wore pajamas in public while handing out candy canes. Other Leaguers were handing out cute little scrolls that were a Polar Express reading challenge, tied with ribbon, a bow and the rather popular little quote about bells and believing.
I’m amazed yet again by the talent and vision our members possess. They turned a golf cart into a train engine in just a few hours, and still other members showed up with their own children (and sadly, no photos of the pair of BEAUTIFUL Goldens, representing the 4-footed kid crowd) and spouses and more to represent the JLC.
And while I loved the theme this year and the connection to our new literacy focus, it was a dream come true to have BROOD – Basset Rescue of the Old Dominion – following us in the parade! Have you ever seen a cuter Mrs. Claus!?
(Oh look! There’s one of “our” Goldens in the far, far back right… I think it’s Bonnie. Brody is a BIG “yearling” who is already 95 lbs. and I’m quite sure that if he fills out to match his head and feet, he’ll weigh about 11o or better.)
Are you in the holiday spirit yet?
Clearly I’m not quite there yet, despite an order to decorate at work (the interior is done) and the festive parade. I’m still undecided on the card problem. There are no perfect photos, and I’ve yet to find the right charitable card either…