The Night Pizza Saved Christmas

December 22, 2010

My Excited Face

Looking back, I might have been overly generous to give the space for the tree my excited face.

There is no laziness rehab. Despite the myriad of conditions which can now be alleviated with a month’s visit to a private facility, there’s no place for the lazy gal to turn.

So though I tell myself that next year I’ll be better, next year I’ll plan ahead and cross people off my organized gift list, I have my doubts.

There’s no cure in sight.

Christmas is this weekend, just a few days away and I woke up this morning with no tree.

No decorations.

No sparkling lights or fuzzy Santas or carved nativity scenes.

And I started to despair.

I started thinking that maybe there’d be no 2010 Christmas tree.

Then I remembered my friends and our weekly Tuesday night gathering.

Wooden nativity scene

Glass ornaments? Pizza? Jesus? Yup, everything is gonna be okay.

I remembered their weakness for pizza and manual labor requests.

Suddenly, I saw the light.

There could be a Christmas.

All it would take was a ham and pineapple pie resting by boxes of packed decorations.

Then we gathered together and ate and listened to Love Actually play in the background while putting up my tree.

(I was, naturally, too busy photographing said actions to do any of the physical work.)

(But isn’t memory recorder the toughest job of all?)


Hanging of the ornaments

What would I do without them? Except not celebrate Christmas, that is.

Tonight was the night pizza saved Christmas.

If you thought I was exaggerating my laziness

You should know I finished printing my Christmas letters about an hour ago,


p.s.~ Sometimes I feel I limit myself to awkwardness on my own site. Today is not one of those days, as I shamed myself in the comments on the Pioneer Woman. I’m sharing this with you because talking about my embarrassment makes it feel less like a humiliating mistake and more like a planned joke. So let’s all just pretend it was on purpose, shall we?

The Night Pizza Saved Christmas

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