I am awfully excited about what I did yesterday. I got the Christmas lights on the house! There was a cold front moving in today, yesterday was just beautiful (despite the wind), so I took the afternoon and got the lights on all the windows and in the bushes. I still have a few to put up, like the icicles and the Nativity set, but I'm gonna wait until after Thanksgiving to do that.
Sally turned them on while I was out and when I came home they just looked beautiful. It is so exciting to be able to put lights on the roof and to do that WITHOUT using a transformer!
The only thing I am fairly disappointed about is the fact that I can't find any of the "blow-mold" candles that say "Noel". Wal-Mart only sells blow-mold Santas and inflatable stuff. I don't want Santas or inflatable stuff so I'll just have to keep looking. If anyone knows who is selling blow-mold candles this year, please let me know.
Here is a picture of some outdoor Noel Candles that we had on our last furlough in Tulsa:
Ebay!!! Seriously! And you might try Atwoods.
One of my fondest memories of my dad was when we made our own large candles for Christmas. They were made out of the inside of paper rollss - very hard cardboard. My aunt worked for a commercial paper company in Stillwater. The candles were wired to illuminate beautifully. The tubes were painted and had exterior ribbon around them. You know...it wouldn't surprise me if they were still in the attic at Mom's. Hmm...
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