Sunday, November 11, 2007

Our neighbors have started to put out their Christmas lights and decorations. In Minnesota you have to plan ahead. Today it is 65 degrees, lovely weather for hanging lights. Tomorrow it could be freezing and snowing. I, on the other hand, still have my autumn mums growing in baskets outside. I experienced a whiff of Christmas; I went to the local nursery/garden center where it seems many were buying their winter greens. It smelled lovely with all of the evergreen branches. Come to think of it, I think most of the customers where football widows who were out shopping while their husbands watched the Vikings get slaughtered by the Packers. I myself was there to check out the Department 56 village buildings, and I ended up buying a Snowbaby and a village building. I've got quite a collection of Snow Babies; in 1995 Mom was struggling to figure out what to buy me for Christmas. Dad suggested she buy me a snow globe. She found one in the Snowbabies collection and that is what I received for my present that year. Since then she and my sister have bought me snowbabies. That is until about 2 years ago. Now she can't remember that she had been buying those for me. That upsets her. Anyway, the Snowbaby I got is really cute, it's called Girls Night Out and has a snowbaby and a kitty cat dressed in pearls.

Tomorrow is a day off for me in honor of Veterans Day.

4 comments:

flintysooner said...

Enjoy your day off!

No Christmas lights here but I did get my first Starbucks' Christmas cup on Friday.

Even with the hustle and bustle I have to admit I do enjoy the season. I can live without snow though.

Blessings to you and and your Mom and family.

rilera said...

Hey Terry, thanks for the note! How are you doing? Starbucks eh? I like their frappuccinos.

nancy said...

i can relate robyn. people in wisconsin tend to put up the lights early too when the weather is warm. many leave them up till april or may as well for the same reason. fortunately they don't stay lit all that time.

enjoy tomorrow!

flintysooner said...

Hi Robyn - I think I am doing pretty good. I like Starbucks but limit my intake. Usually they say funny things to me when I go there - always makes me smile - sometimes makes me laugh.