Our Christmas Tree went up Tuesday, and I worked on the outside lights today. I have a couple of reasons for doing it early:
1.) I’m pregnant, due in January, and every day I get a little less “able bodied.” I gotta do what I can while I can. Tuesday I had a few hours of freedom from my 2-year-old, I needed to do something productive, but I couldn’t work on the nursery because the contractors were putting down the new carpet. So I put up the tree instead.
2.) Today was a beautiful day. I got to work outside and it gave my toddler a chance to romp in the sunshine while I was being productive.
3.) Christmas, IMHO, officially starts the day after Thanksgiving, and it only lasts a month. Might as well get the lights up and enjoy them for as long as you can!
Diosa, we have a house a couple of neighborhoods over that does that lights-coordinated-with-the-music thing every year, but they’ve worked it so that the music comes through the car radio as you watch. I’ve always thought it was pretty cool, but then I’m not one of the neighbors who has to live with tons of cars blocking the street as they drive by to see the display. I definitely have sympathy.