HAPPY HALLOWEEN...ER...MERRY CHRISTMAS?
It's that time of year again! Time to get ready for Christmas. We live in Winnipeg also known as Winterpeg! Last year was our first year in Winterpeg and we "thought" we were prepared for our first winter...NOT!
On Halloween last year we actually wore shorts and tee shirts. Its was so nice and warm. Our neighbours were outside putting up their Christmas lights. We had a good laugh at this early planning on the behalf of our neighbours. How wrong we were. Later that week the temperatures plummeted well below normal temps and we had our first snow storm that weekend! No Christmas lights were put up by us last year. We kept thinking about the new neighbours...did they think we were apposed to Christmas? Were we just Grinches?
We were not going to let that happen this year! So on Halloween Day we put our Christmas lights up in the big blue spruce in our front yard! Now this tree is a little high and we had never put lights in a tree that big before. I suggested that Robbie should just go into the center of the tree and just climb up the branches...nope...he got the ladder out. The tree is very full and it held the ladder in place. Our neighbours, Charlie and Doreen, came over and offered a hand. Heck Charlie is 17 feet tall - he could almost put the lights up standing on the ground!! LOL!! OK - maybe I exaggerate a smidgen about Charlie's height....he is really tall though!! We had to get another roll of lights to complete the tree. We also added some bird seed bells for our feathered friends this winter. It looks great and with the exception of the tree fighting back a bit...Robbie survived with just some needle pokes from the tree. Phew!