06 December 2012

. . . putting my big girl pants on . . .

. . . first things first . . .
. . . here's today's
advent ornament . . .
. . . p.s. i'll be posting one
 every.single.day . . .
. . . fast forward if you wish . . .



. . . so ~ i gathered my tools . . .



. . . then i gathered my real tools . . .



. . . then i decided that 
i might be a candidate 
for the christmas episode 
of hoarders . . .
. . . i bought this garland at costco
 probably eight years ago . . .
. . . never opened it . . .
. . . decorative garland 
in the lower left corner 
is at least that old . . .
. . . never used . . .
. . . same with those red lights 
and peppermint ornaments . . .



. . . but, why must there 
always be obstacles? . . .
. . . and why must it be 
a green leafy bug? . . .
. . . i think it's called a katydid . . .



. . . she was cramping my style . . .
. . . i needed to get up 
near that outlet . . .
. . . and generally speaking, 
i don't really appreciate 
hanging out with insects . . .



. . . so ~ again ~ big girl pants . . .



. . . i put one of my decorations 
to good use . . .



. . . and orchestrated 
a little relocation . . .



. . . back to work . . .
. . . first ~ test the lights . . .
. . . these babies have been 
living in my outdoor storage room 
for a looooooooong time . . .
. . . for all i know, 
they could be rotten . . .
. . . but just my luck ~
they worked fine . . .




. . . i'll tell you 
what doesn't work fine for me . . .
. . . obviously, we are not going 
for a realistic look here . . .
. . . i'd say whimsical is more like it . . .
. . . so ~ a few snips of the wire cutters
 and bye bye pinecones . . .




. . . oh, hello lights . . .
. . . remember ten years ago 
when i absolutely 
had to have you one night 
during the friends and family event 
at orange patch? . . .
. . . sorry you've been sweltering 
out in the storage room 
all this time . . .
. . . but, today is your time to shine . . .
. . . literally . . .



. . . so i wound them 
through the unpineconed garland . . . 
. . . and wrestled the whole thing 
up around the door frame . . .
. . . and i only thought a bad word
 when i realized that 
two nine-foot sections of garland 
wasn't quiiiiiiiiiite enough . . .
. . . but it'll have to do . . .


. . . and then while i was 
up on the ladder, 
the fact that it is entirely 
too warm here for december 
was reaffirmed . . .
. . . i have four new mosquito bites 
to prove it . . . 
. . . shouldn't those pesky pests 
be long gone by now . . . 
. . . so i quit for the night . . .
. . . round two tomorrow . . .
. . . how many more days is it 
'til christmas? . . .


4 comments:

Carol said...

It looks wonderful! You are amazing!

Nedra said...

As our grandson Isaak used to say to us all the time "You did it honey!"

lifeinredshoes said...

Oh my you are highly ambitious!

P.S. I love Seasons of Cannon Fall :)

becky+cade said...

seriously, what's with the mosquito bites this time of year?! i'm covered. and i had to be tested for west nile last month... luckily my blood work came back all clear! i'm ready for cooler weather & fewer bugs.

your garland looks adorable!!!!