Thursday, March 30, 2006

I've had it up to here - tomorrow I'm taking down the goddamn Christmas decorations!
Okay, technically, they are "winter" decorations, but all of a sudden I am sick of the sight of them.
I did the Eastern Townships theme on my front porch this year - big tubs of cedar and fir boughs with some old croquet mallets stuck in them (because I couldn't find any old skis), artistically-arranged piles of firewood and an old toboggan. I'm so glad I decided against doing the usual cedar garland around the door because by March it always looks like shit and I hate taking down that crap. I always get welts on my hands from cedar.
All of a sudden, the snow is melting, the days are getting longer, the air smells different, and I still have a reindeer on the front lawn.
Tomorrow it's all OUT OF HERE!
I know we'll still get a few more dumps of snow. We always get one during the first week of May and then again around the 20th. But I'm starting to think about getting a new cushion for the lounge chair and dragging it out onto the front porch in a few weeks. It can handle a little snow.

15 comments:

Ben Heller said...

It's weird how the weather seems so predictable. I've noticed that we have very mild winters, but we always get a big dump of snow the first week of March. After that the Spring sets in.

michelle said...

There's a house not too far from ours that, during the xmas season, had a big script-form bulb light display that said "Season's Greetings!" It was quite pretty.

Since late January it's been lit up as "Greetings!" when we drive by at night. All the bulbs that spell out "Season's" are unlit but they're plain as day under the sun.

We just took down our wreaths on Tuesday night. Seriously.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Ben, March is supposedly our snowiest month, but I have seen snow in every month of the year since moving here 8 years ago. Seriously. I'm a firm believe that spring should arrive in March, but haven't seen that happen since leaving Ontario.

haha Michelle - I wonder if they will shorten the message down any further before giving up on it all together. Perhaps "in" will work.
And thanks for the reminder - I have a couple of weaths up as well. Sheesh.

Barbara said...

Barbara B. make the hubby do it!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I wish I could, Barbara W, but he doesn't do decorating stuff. No, this is my responsibility - I put the crap up there, I'll need to take it down. I may need Jer's help to yank the reindeer feet out of the frozen ground, though.

Will said...

Glad you managed to stay in the holiday spirit well into the new year. We had a neighbor with a big giant Santa on their roof, and that didn't come down until, like, February. We also frequently pass a house that still has Halloween decorations up.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You don't know how relieved I actually am to hear that, Will. I was starting to feel distinctly trailer-trashy. Good to know I am not alone.

Jas Bhambra said...

My Christmas decoration is a snowman postcard stuck with scotch tape outside the door to my apartment. It has been there for 2 years!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Two years, Jas! I feel totally on top of things now!

I am happy to let everybody know that all Christmas decorations are now put away, and I even plopped a spring wreath on the wall.

Jas Bhambra said...

Way to go, Barb! :)
I guess, I'll be taking down my Chrostmas decoration when I leave this apartment!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

What's the rush, Jas?

WolfHeart RavenHorse said...

We still have Santa on the roof! lol Eventually, Larry will get up there and take it down! hahahahaha

WolfHeart

phlegmfatale said...

If I didn't already love you, I would for the title of this post alone!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Bev, see that's why we don't have anything on the roof - nobody in this family will climb a ladder.

Love you too, Phlegmfatale! It is kind of a snarky title, I guess, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work
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