Monday, December 11, 2006

Too much orange...

If it's possible for there to be too much of the color orange in the world, I'm in the place where possibility becomes reality and where orange is freakin' everywhere! Here in east TN, even at Christmas time, the place is still painted in Univ. of TN orange. It's a bit much even for a TN girl born and raised...particularly for a girl who moved to Oregon and just came back home for a visit!

I got here all safe and sound and will be doing hospital watch Wed and Thurs while my dad has his surgery. Thanks for all the well wishes and prayers! But, I knew I was certainly back "home" when the first shop I passed in the airport upon landing had an orange Christmas kidding! Then today, my mom and I made a trip to Babies R Us and I'll be darned if right as I walk in the door there's an entire rack of orange sleepers and orange Santa Santa outfits!

So, now I'm taking respite in a Starbucks where I can use the wireless internet connection (my parents have dial-up...heaven forbid!) and pretend I'm back home in Oregon and all is calm and oh so *not* orange!

- Karen


Anonymous said...

Haha, that's funny about the orange. Makes me think of the Maple Leaf stuff here. Toronto is crazy about their hockey team and you can buy anything with the Maple Leaf logo on it. Even for baby. :-P

Thinking good thoughts for your dad's surgery!

Jeff Eberlin said...

But the Beavers color is Orange! So there is some Orange out here too :-)

Anonymous said...

more good thoughts for your dad from san diego! good thoughts to wendy too! soon the orange will be overrun with pink.. :) Lisa O

Anonymous said...

Ok, fess up, did you break down buy one of those cute orange sleepers?

I'm still cringing at the idea of an orange Santa suit. egads!!!