Sunday, November 1, 2009
Moving on to the next holiday. . .
Jerry would like everyone to know that we've hung his balls out. That's right, it's Holiday Decorating time! Traditionally, this was a task we always took on the day after Thanksgiving. It was a day off from work and the family was usually all around. The day after thanksgiving was the perfect time to get out on the roof with a staple gun and start hanging those lights! Until we moved to Caroga Lake, it always worked perfectly. Now we live in a area where there may already be six inches of snow on the ground the day after Thanksgiving. And cold. And when the family (most of them)arrive for Thanksgiving, we do not want to waste a moment of their visit out on the roof freezing our patooties off. A warm drink and good company here by the fire is the master plan. We are also setting up a skate pond by the campfire and hope to have that up and running. Everytime we go out and see skates (yard sale, garage sale, thrift store, whatever) we buy them. No matter the size-they'll fit someone. This way, when the fam comes for a visit we can all skate right in the yard-not far from the Tylenol and heating pads. Our hope is that the weather will cooperate. Now that halloween is behind us, I feel free to move forward with the holidays. It always bugged me to see the Christmas decorations out before Halloween, no less thanksgiving, and here we are stapling and arranging on November first. Shameful. However, we have both vowed that the lights will not be turned ON until at least thanksgiving. This way we don't have to go out in the bitter cold and get them set up. Which explains why you may see christmas decorations up on people's homes here in the northeast well beyond Christmas, say, into the fourth of July. With a decorating season so woefully short, I wonder if these decorations are actually coming down. I'll have to ask him about that. . . but as I said, he's busy outside, hanging his balls. Go ahead anonymous, could we make it any easier for you?
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