Last night we headed out at 4:30 p.m. to try and catch a glimpse of the “Bethlehem star”. This is the very rare conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn that is supposed to resemble the famous Biblical star that led the Wisemen to the manger where Jesus was born.
We decided to drive out into the countryside so I could try and get a photo near a quaint little church we know about. But, alas,the skies were cloudy so the best we could do was a selfie in front of the church with the cloud covered moon.
Because we were out and about anyway we decided that on our last week leading up to Christmas we would enjoy our final neighbourhood light tour by heading over to our locally famous “Candy Cane Lane“.
There was a bit of a lineup when we got back to town so we cut through a mall parking lot so we could get in the back of the line of cars. (No sidewalk walkers or horse and wagons allowed this year). We only had a few cars ahead of us so it all looked good but when the first 10 streetlights had us barely moving I was starting to question the sanity of staying in this situation. That’s when we noticed that although the temporary street sign said ‘No left turn’ drivers were ignoring this and cutting in line just before the light turned red. This, the cars turning right from the other direction, and the usual slow traffic as folks enjoyed the lit up homes made for a very slow wait.
How slow? By the time we finished getting through Candy Cane Lane it had been two hours! (An hour and a half in LINE!!!)
Terry has the patience of a saint but lineups are my #1 pet peave. But I managed to breathe and be happy for the fact that I could look at my phone…ha ha…until it was finally our turn. It’s not usually that slow but we now know to come in from the other side of the neighourhood.
(The “Bah Humbug” sign and the “Ho Ho Ho” sign have been displayed every year since we have lived in Edmonton… over 20 years! Also our church is right on Candy Cane Lane.)
We came home, made fettucine alfredo for a late dinner, and ended the night with “Love Actually”, one of my favourite Christmas movies. 3 days till Christmas! Peace on earth. Peace to you.