Tuesday, September 16, 2008

"The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize..."

So in an effort to br "green," or what passes for green so far in this century we call the twenty-first, the husband and myself have bought our first ever string of solar powered holiday lights. We plan on pretending we live on boat-house row in Philadelphia and will be outlining the entire front of our home in white lights. Due to my high sense of tacky, however, I had to declare a firm "NO!" when it came to the Snoopy-on-his-Doghouse light-up display.

More people could take a lesson like that.

In addition to solar-powered lights, we also are the proud new owners of a rotating Christmas tree stand. Rotates 350° in one direction, stops, and then turns back the other way (to keep the cords from getting tangled, of course...).

I'm just giddy with excitement! I've already started my Christmas shopping (take that, Hallmark!) and I'm only a few people short of completing. Did I mention I just started three weeks ago? I must confess, I normally don't start this early, but when you come across a few good sales, nothing beats getting a jump start, you know?

I can see it now--I'll still be at the mall at 5:00 pm looking for that one thing to bring that awesome smile to someone's face, the one that says "How did you know? I love it!"

I love the holidays, even though they come at a most horrible time of year (see previous post). Just the immense joy and happiness you can bring to so many people with a gift, a letter, a cookie--hell, even a hug!

So, yes, I guess I'm as guilty as the mall in "pushing Christmas early," but you know what?

It makes me happy...

And it's better than being all Eyore about winter, you know? After all, it is our ability to accessorize that separates us from the animals. Well, that, and thumbs... And the ability to think of others...

In that order...

Happy early holidays! (And try not to hate me too much... You know, for being a better Christmas shopper than you...) :D

2 comments:

mom said...

hello jason! i hope your "green" lights work. your house will look good all outlined. you have some nice lines on your house. i am with you about those blow up snow globes or anything else moving or standing still in front of some peoples houses. it is tacky but maybe like your early shopping it makes them happy and we will have to let that happen i guess. :) i am excited about the holidays but it would be nice to have more time between holidays. i like thanksgiving when it is but christmas and new year should be spread apart a bit. like make our new year later or christmas later the next year. have christmas on feb. 25. see than in the cold dead months we have something. valentines is just tacky and we can get rid of that altogether. thanksgiving is november. dec. all the important my birthday month and my dear grandsons birthday! :) jan. has new year and that means dee, jack, daddy, and i eat ice cream after we bang our pots and pans and shoot guns off. than feb. christmas. :) now that gives us something to look forward to. which person running for office can we talk to about this? :) love and prayers ps that rotate thing sounds almost tacky. you might be on that road with the snow globes and what have you. be careful! :)

mom said...

hello jason! i hope your "green" lights work. your house will look good all outlined. you have some nice lines on your house. i am with you about those blow up snow globes or anything else moving or standing still in front of some peoples houses. it is tacky but maybe like your early shopping it makes them happy and we will have to let that happen i guess. :) i am excited about the holidays but it would be nice to have more time between holidays. i like thanksgiving when it is but christmas and new year should be spread apart a bit. like make our new year later or christmas later the next year. have christmas on feb. 25. see than in the cold dead months we have something. valentines is just tacky and we can get rid of that altogether. thanksgiving is november. dec. all the important my birthday month and my dear grandsons birthday! :) jan. has new year and that means dee, jack, daddy, and i eat ice cream after we bang our pots and pans and shoot guns off. than feb. christmas. :) now that gives us something to look forward to. which person running for office can we talk to about this? :) love and prayers ps that rotate thing sounds almost tacky. you might be on that road with the snow globes and what have you. be careful! :)