Tuesday, January 22, 2008

tree burning and walking on water


so we let our christmas tree sit for way too long. i got in un-decorated when i came back from break, but its been sitting naked and almost camouflaged against the green wall in our living room since then. it was well past the respectable time to nonchalantly drop it on the side of the curb (what would the neighbors think!?!) so i decided to do what you do with all things you don't know what to do with. . .BURN IT!!! (thank you grand canyon river trips for teaching me that). so on sunday evening a host of friends gathered and we dragged our dear tree and other burnable objects out on the frozen tundra of utah lake where we had the most delightful (though slow to start) bonfire replete with the burning of our regrets from last year and hopes for this year, the explosion of an aerosol can, a marriage proposal (with acceptance, congrats e&e), hot cocoa on the pocket rocket camping stove, and general merriment. hooray for burning! hooray for friends! hooray for frozen lake!!!

2 comments:

Sami said...

I am in love with this idea. Also, I tagged you! (check out my blog...)

andi said...

When I was growing up, we did this every new year's eve in Colorado with our slash for the year before. The twist was that we would bring our calendars and write the worst parts on the worst months and throw it in to the burning inferno! Very cathartic.