Got the tree put up two weeks ago.....no ornaments just a sad empty tree. None of us had the get up and to to do anything with it. Well not the humans. The animals however had time to clean their teeth on the branches and sleep under the boughs in the winter sunshine. So it wasn't a total loss.
We still had our orange Halloween lights coming on every night with the aid of a timer so we had the neighbors faked out. At the least the older, not very observant ones. Our next door neighbor last week end remarked as he put out his "drippy lights", oh I'm sorry I think the correct term is icicle lights, that he was the last to put up lights as usual. He said to Joe that we had really been early birds. Joe laughed and told him no, that the lights were from Halloween. Orange is orange people. It's not red. Sheesh.
But that situation was rectified yesterday. It was cloudy, windy and the three witches set out to do what every good squad of intrepid women with a mission do.....get it done. We put up multi colored, old school, lights outside outlining the house. Brought Mr. Sandy Drawers (what Shelley called Santa Claus when she was little) out and let him shine his happy face for all to see, put out the gnome band that the grands have bought me little by little for the past few years and set up the tomato cage Christmas trees on each side of the gate. No pictures yet but I promise I'll get some tonight when it's dark and wonderful.
Just before we came inside, Bob, the bestest postal carrier in da world, evaluated our work, gave us excellent on our work efforts and dropped off a box from She Who Seeks. We closed up the garage and came inside because we were frozenated.
RyLeigh who was way too busy with his mastery of the X box to be outside in the cold saw the box with Debra's name on it and said, "Hey, this is that cool lady from Canada that makes us laugh, She Who Speaks". Bahahahahaha. Debra, I think he has you pegged. But the fact that he knew who you were by just your name on the box blew me away. Once we opened the contents, it was like a feeding frenzy in the lion's cage at the zoo. The ornaments immediately went onto the naked tree, the kettle was put on and yummy hot cocoa was had by all the Cuckoos. Ms. Debra, you kicked off our holiday celebration for sure. But the very best part of your gifties was the remark made by Ms. G at the sight of the tea towels. "Well we all know that these are mine to dry the dishes, which I don't do like I should so yes I will take these and make good use of them." So thanks for also being the "reminder" to a sweet but remiss young lady even if that wasn't your intent.
|Ms Uma peeking from behind|
|Ms. Ellie Mae caught on the furniture|
|backyard shed with the march of the fae|
|blue glass tree and dish garden (just barely)|
|front gates from the inside|
|poor Santa lump in the front yard|
Happy Holidays from the Cuckoos Nest.