Yup, that's it. (errr, and it kills me to post a picture of my house with that horrible pink brick. I WILL be fixing that in the summer... paint, stucco, siding. I dunno, but it will be gone!!!!)
Anyway, I went through all of my old stuff and wrapped my white and blue lights around my tree, but then I took them down because they looked dumb. Then I bought a ton of white icicle lights and put the around my portico. Took those down too. They looked dumb. Now all I have is some junky white and blue lights in my tiny bushes, and my old twig boughs on my doors.
I really want to put the white icicle lights along my eavestrough, but it's so damn cold I don't want to climb on the roof or bust out the 30ft latter.
I also wanted to hang a green wreath with a red bow in each of my windows, but that means I'd have to buy 9 wreaths. Home Depot had some on sale for just $6 bucks, but I got there too late and they were all gone. Meh, forget it.
I've also been shopping like crazy for some nice new wreaths for my front doors, but seriously, I can't find a single one that I really like for a decent price. I am too picky.
So, I apologize neighbours, but unfortunately this is as good as it gets this year. Hopefully I'll be a bit more inspired next year.
I think my problem is 2 things. One, I've moved so many bloody times that I have never been able to fully decorate a house for Christmas. Therefore I've never added anything to my Christmas decoration collection. I had to throw out all of my garland one year (when we were on McCurdy crt.) because it was full of mouse poop. Last year I didn't even have decorations on my tree because we were in the Jarvis house waiting for our Waterford house to be complete. We've never been settled in a home long enough to really want to be festive. ~~tear~~
And, two, the exterior of this house still irritates the heck out of me and so I am so not inspired to decorate it. I really need to do something about that pink brick.
Next year folks, I promise.
On a happy note, here are some inspiring homes all decorated for Christmas. Me = Jealous.