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Stubborn Holiday Spirit

Friday, December 11, 2015

I'm due to go get my decorations out of storage today. The sitter is coming at 12:30. My neck and back are still not really great, and it's pouring rain. So I smile, and think that yes, every year there are some roadblocks to doing what I want. And every year I manage anyway. This year will be no exception. I WILL get some decorations and I WILL at least decorate indoors on this rainy drippy day. And I might go back for the 2nd trip to get the outdoor stuff and put on my raincoat and hat and get outside and put up some lights (this depends on how fast the clock moves today as compared to how fast I move).

I use solar lights. And there's this funny thing that happens every year. Our homes are very close together. My neighbors on both sides have such a large array of lights (Clark Griswold lives on one side) that my solar lights think it's only twilight and so don't come on very bright. It's kind of funny to drive up and see blaring bright (Griswolds), dim (us), bright (other neighbor). I always joke that our house helps set theirs off as the best, or I joke that we're dim bulbs - ha ha. But, you see, this is where my stubbornness shows. I continue to use my solar lights. It's what I want to do. And so I do what is right for me. And when it pours rain, I don't have to worry if my connections are going to short out. And the lights turn on automatically when it's dark enough, and run out of battery power after about 6 hours so they're not on all night and bugging everyone.

So yes, I'll dig in my heels and have the holiday I want. When I want. And how I want. Do I sound stubborn? Well, I guess I am. But it keeps me happy!

Now, if I could just apply that stubbornness to my need for exercise...
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    Hope you got all your decorations out emoticon emoticon
    2010 days ago
    I love that you do it the way that is right for you. That approach is what makes life varied and interesting.

    Have a wonderful weekend, Lisa. And, be safe as you put up your decorations, especially those outdoor lights.

    2011 days ago
    I love the idea of your little solar lights doing their own thing, quietly shining their little light, not put off by their showy neighbours! Good for you!!

    2011 days ago
    Hey, on the bright side (brighter than your Christmas lights?), it's raining in California! Yay.

    I don't think I've heard of solar Christmas lights? We have transitioned to LEDs mostly and, because we are not in town, there is little competition to our quite modest offering.

    Good luck. And I hope that pinched nerve loosens up soon.
    2011 days ago
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    good luck with that and enjoy the holiday season. emoticon
    2011 days ago
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    Lisa I love your stubbornest!

    Have fun decorating! Enjoy a little 'you' time!
    2011 days ago
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