Well, as much as I LOVE Christmas - I do not celebrate it all year long. This year, my Christmas tree/inside decorations started coming down on December 26th. I had caught a slight bug of some sort on Christmas night, so the spirit of the season had left my body in more ways than one. During the week in between Christmas and New Years, I continued to take down trees, pack ornaments away, and place all the decorations in their assigned spots. I was on a roll!
Flash Forward to March 1, 2012: As I got in my car in the wee hours of the morning, I paid more attention to the front of my house than I have in mmm...probably the last couple of months. What I noticed, was actually what I had failed to notice over those past couple of months.
We still have our outside Christmas decorations up/out in the open for all the world to see. I could have sworn that we put those damn things away. It was dark outside when I realized it so I couldn't take pictures to prove they were still up - but wouldn't you know - when I got home from work, those dang decorations hadn't gone ANYWHERE! Soooo....my belated/early Christmas present to you is, Christmas in March.
This is a "Christmasmoose" and at the moment, I couldn't tell you how long he had been laying, face down in our front yard. He's a cute little guy when he's standing - all wrapped up in garland and lights with a big round red nose. How lazy of a homeowner can you be to not just pick him up and tuck him away in the garage? Helllooooooo oblivous homeowner!
These are the outside decorations that I did take down (along with some of our Little Tykes Slide and Water table that were supposed to be put away at the end of last summer). Notice how the slide doubles as a candy cane holder? I would also go out on a limb and say that we've probably lost most of the stakes that go with those Christmas trees. Oh, and let's not forget about the inflatable 6 foot tall Frosty the Snowman, draped over the slide. Is it to early to say that I'm just getting ready for next Christmas? Eh, probably not. Hellooooooo tacky and oblivious homeowner!
Ignore half the dog butt in the picture and pay attention to the railing. Still wrapped in green garland with white snowflake lights going across. Pretty huh? I debated leaving the garland up since it's green and St. Patricks Day is coming up, but I wasn't sure if everyone would see that as creative genius or.....lazy, white trash homeowner! I went ahead and took it all down. I even moved the play equipment to the back yard - it's harder to see back there, thus making our front yard look less tacky. Hellooooooo tacky, lazy, AND oblivious homeowner!
Moral of the story? I end each holiday season with the best of intentions. As I'm typing, I notice that I still have red lights, heart garland, and red tissue paper flowers hanging up in my house. I've definitely got my project for tomorrow!
Do you have holiday lights, Christmas Trees, or decorations still hanging around at your house?! Leave a comment below!
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