A wee little Christmas complaint

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    1. It’s been many years since I’ve really enjoyed Christmas. The commercialism is totally gross, but the decorations are always pretty. Except for the inflatables. “Tacky” is the perfect description, especially when they aren’t inflated. During the day they are just so much trash.

  1. Is that where they all went? We used to have laundry loads al over the neighborhood, but not this year, thank goodness. I don’t think the local Home Depot/Lowes carried a very wide assortment with this year. (Now Halloween was another story in those places…air-ed up terror!)
    Those things are a lazy way out of decorating and shutting the kids up? Anyway, glad the trend deflated locally…maybe some windy night will send a few elsewhere….that made them less popular here.
    Williamsburg greenery and re velvet bows… worked then, maybe now, too.

    1. I don’t know where that picture is from, but apparently they found a huge sale on inflatables. I hadn’t thought about the wind; that can be a very big deal here so maybe it will keep the fad from spreading. I went from one wreath to a couple of bows and now I’m not even doing that. The wreath wore out and the bows blew away.

      1. DIL tested negative after first five days. She’s staying in another five and will do another test before going back to work. She’s doing fine, just tired, and tired of isolating. A co-worker on her ambulance was positive, so we’ve all been worried since they spend all day together in a very confined space.

        (I’m one of those spending way too much time on Amazon. Way, way too much.)

  2. Ah, Tennyson ….. a favorite of mine. As for inflatables — I am so repelled by them. I simply light one successive battery powered candle in my only small window facing the house front. — a simplistic contrast with neighbor houses exterior lights. My living room window looks out on my backyard and immediately at a flowering Bird of Paradise.

    1. I’ve thought about doing the candle in the window, although I have a double window facing the street and would need two candles. I’ve never gotten around to getting one or two. A single one would be much more effective, I think, but I don’t have the right window arrangement for it. Isn’t there some famous saying about lighting a single candle?