Sunday, November 26, 2006
Speaking of Christmas Lights
Almost every year we go through the same routine. You go through it too. You know you do. We try to decide how we want to do the exterior Christmas lights. What color do we want? What style do we want? How do we want to place them? But there is always one thing guaranteed. It will be freezing bloody cold the day that we decide to hang the lights outside. Cold enough to freeze the......you get my drift (ha ha I made a funny...drift...snow...oh well).
Except this year. Nyah nyah!
We got smart and got the lights bought and sorted out and hung way early. We didn't turn them on at that time, but we got them up and ready to go. From that point on, we had our big eye on the street, watching to see who would be the first to actually turn on those suckers. We knew that other people had been out there doing the same planning and hanging, but no one else had been brave enough to actually flip the switch.
One particular house had been very busy, practically hanging themselves from the roof with the work that they had been doing. Then tonight, it happened.
They flipped on the big one.
Their house looked pretty amazing, almost just like the Christmas Lights mwave that I adore and which tales-from-the-trenches currently has on their site. Very cool.
So, with 20 something odd days til Christmas, at least our lights are done.
Now, if only we had known a month ago that it was going to be 14 degrees with no snow outside, we could have put our lights up wearing our shorts and T-shirts.
That would have been a sight.