It's beginning to feel like X-mass

Off of the cruise topic,  but thought I'd put in a new topic.


Today it got down to a bristly 82 degrees F here in sunny in So Cal.   All the stores have had X-mass lights out for sale prior to Halloween this year.  Last month I pruned the big trees so they would be ready for lights.   Today I took out the extension ladder and got the eves boards strung with the Icicle lights and got the smaller of the trees all wrapped in the new LED lights that every 4th lights twinkles to give a shimmering effect when branches are wrapped (this year I got commercial grade lights, hope they last better then the big box store lights).  I'll get the other tree, porch and  garden next week.  Trying to do it when neighbors are at work so they wont notice till the lights go on.  This year we are doing all Blue lights that shimmer.......I'm sure it will stand out since the neighbors all use the multi color C-9 solid on lights.


Yes...... My X-mass shopping is finished Big Smile

39 Answers

Have you started to get ready for the holidays ?

Any one lucky enough to be on a cruise over X-mass or NYE ?

We get home from our cruise on December 20th, just in time for Christmas with the family. I'm asking for a new suitcase for Christmas, but I want it before Christmas so I can use it on this cruise. Do you think I can talk Santa into that?

I think he may just listen to you........ if you have been good ?

Yes some shopping is done but no decorations or lights yet. In 2 weeks will start those. I love the lights and love the tree and decorations but usually only from US turkey day onward. The temp here today is getting more seasonal so that helps too. Walked the dogs tonight in my shorts, touque and gloves in a nice 32 F with a 28 windchill. Ahhh .. nice and brisk.

Way too early for me to start decorating or even thinking about it, but I’d love to see some pics once you have everything all set up, JusMe!

No shopping done, no decorating done. I'm a last minute kind of gal Surprised Check back with me on Christmas Eve LOL

I'm doing my best to get out of setting up a tree and lights. We are planning a cruise that will have us on ship for Xmas. The in-laws and daughter have agreed and are flying in. We're still debating which ship.

I would love to do this, but son-in-law's have to be with their family as well. Maybe one day!

Celebrating Xmas & NYE a couple of weeks late. Leaving on Jan 18 for a 10 day voyage. I would have preferred a SB cruise, but I didn't pick the dates.

I knew there was a catch!


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