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Monday, November 27, 2017

Front porch Christmas...................

Autumn is all packed away. Time to decorate for the Season. Christmas is around the corner and so that's what comes next. Well............I don't like my front porch the way it is now. When and if we get around to working on it I will have railings around to define it. Now with no vines around it, it's very open. Still we have to do what we can with what we have. One big problem is all the Christmas stuff is put away. I did get it all in one place but...........since Gabby moved in we can't get to that closet without much disruption. So a compromise. I won't be putting up the tree and decorating the house. So I decorated the porch.
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I had to make a quick trip to the dollar store and get some lights for the alley. Back again today to get more and some decorations for the porch because someone packed a bunch of stuff in the garage on TOP of the Christmas stuff.
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I found two really cute little critters at Rite Aid. The rest I got at the Dollar Store.
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So the elf and Santa were 1/2 off so about 9 bucks for both. A cheap box of balls for their basket. I left the red quilt and the cushions for now. At least they are the right colour. Maybe once I get my sewing machine out I can make some new ones. Don't hold ya breath.
I did manage to get Gerry to buy the wreath and the trees for the porch because I whined enough about not being able to decorate and with Cooper in the house it was only fair to at least do the outside. I got Tony to put the lights on the garage. I liked those lights so picked up another set for the porch or deck. Have not decided yet.
Little touches here and there
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It looks really pretty at night but this is it during the day
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I need something for the Rocking chair. I have to go over to decorate Alex so maybe the Dollar store over there has more variety.I do need another wreath. This store only had one and I bought that for the deck. I should be able to find a stuffy to sit on the chair. I am not at all ready for snow but will admit every thing will look better once it comes.
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We went for a walk up the Alley so Cooper could see the lights
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So after that walk I decided we needed to put new lights up. Gerry didn't think we needed to. I said we are the only ones in the whole alley with no lights. He said we don't need to keep up with the Jones's. I don't know what he's talking about, we don't have any neighbours named Jones Sheesh. So new lights are up and we are glittering. Now what else can I find?
He's lucky I didn't ask for an elephant
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That man just does not have any Christmas spirit.