Christmas Lights

I was getting ready to start quilting the quilt I layered yesterday and as I was digging in a thread box in the closet I spied one of the Christmas storage boxes.  I had pulled out the box that was on top of it looking for something else the other day and well heck, since I had it nearly unburied I decided to pull it out of the closet before I piled stuff back on it.

That led to me being totally sidetracked and I don’t think there’s going to be any quilting going on today. 🙂

It actually is quite nice out today – the sun is shining – it’s not bitter cold and windy like it was earlier in the week – heck it’s 40 degrees and not windy (at least not at the back of the building where I am) so down right balmy.  A perfect day to put out some Christmas lights outside if I intend to put any up.  I pulled out the pinecone garland that goes above my door – string of lights attached to that was dead.  Found where a bulb was broken, found the spare ones to that set even, but switching it and the fuse didn’t help so in the trash it went.  Pulled out the icicle lights – I love those – they are not the tiny white lights but instead these have icicle shaped covers over them from about 3″ long to about a 10″ long or more and they glow bluish white.  So made sure they all worked and as I untangled them, let them pile into one of those reuseable grocery totes so I cold easily take them outside and lift them back out of the bag without too much clanking and knocking together.

The lights are up, the garland is up, it’s just waiting for the right time so I can plug the timer in.  No more coming home to pitch black with my little flashlight to get the key in the door.  These will turn on shortly before I get home and light things up.  It was a nice change to just be out there in a t-shirt and sweater (yes I did have pants on but I mean no coat was needed or gloves or hat or scarf) 🙂 and not be freezing putting them up.

I also decided I’m not going to put up my big Christmas tree this year.  I recently moved the treadmill to the corner of the living room so there’s just not room to put the big tree in there and I’m not in the mood to move a bunch of furniture around.  I have a cute feather type tree about 3-1/2 to 4 feet tall that I think I’ll just put out instead.

Did a little work on the quilt designs I need to come up with but I think it’s time to go knit a while.




One comment on “Christmas Lights

  1. We’re going for minimal this year, too. Since it’s such a short timespan from Thanksgiving to Christmas, I have heard many people say they are decorating less. Be sure to post a pix of your feather tree. Would love to see it.

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