So you can imagine my husband's surprise on Sunday morning when I told him, "Let's put out the lights."
A few hours and some swear words later, and it was done. The lights are up. And on.
I fretted about this decision for days. After all, my ideal time for putting out the lights is right after Thanksgiving. However, this holiday is an especially busy one for us this year. We have two Thanksgivings to attend, one to host, and a day planned for downtown touristing. By my calculations, we just don't have any time this weekend to tackle the outside lights, and putting them up later would only set the indoor decorating spree back a weekend or two. Which would cut into my shopping time. And wrapping. And baking. And crafting. And more baking.
So, I had to rebel against my own (very good) rule, and get a jump start on Christmas by getting the outside lights up. You understand, right?
I am keeping with my rule in some small way at least. See the wreath on the door? It's an autumn wreath featuring leaves and pumpkins. It clearly says "Happy Thanksgiving!"
Of course, it's smack in the middle of two small potted Christmas trees that flank the front door.
I might be sending mixed messages. But I swear to you, inside my house, it is all about Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!