Monday, November 21, 2011

Life on Mars - Babies and Holidays

Another Hectic week. Luna is still settling in and I've forgotten how to handle a babe. Well it has been 8 years since Poppy had her last. So this week I grabbed Luna from Poppy to help her out and sat right down in a plate of leftover Riggie Sauce. Had to hand her back to change my clothes.

Tried to put up some Christmas decorations. Had such a horrible winter last year that most of the lights were ice damaged. It happened so suddenly that there was nothing we could do about it. Heavy Snow melting from roof froze. Our Penguins were one big block of ice, but I was able to save them - until sometime this fall.

The Penguins were under the porch in plastic bags. I looked and looked, but only one bag. I swear there were two. Maybe I was wrong. Nope only 2 penguins holding the letters O and Y. No J penguin. Looks like Poppy's FIL thought one of the bags was garbage and threw it out with the recycling. Not too angry, just kind of sad, I set out the two penguins and was resolved to have a Hanukkah display, spelling Oy! instead of Joy.

Then I had a brilliant Idea. We had Candy Cane path lights. I took one and hung it upside down in front of the O and Y Penguins. And this is what it looks like.

Not the Greatest Picture. But you get the idea. I didn't feel like setting up the manual settings, so I shot on auto. What's that saying? Desperation  FrankZappa Necessity is the Mother of Invention?

No one will dampen my Christmas Spirit I say! Can't wait to see what Thanksgiving has in store for us.

6 comments:

Pili said...

It does look fine, it spells JOY and the penguins give it the cute touch! Though I have to confess that I thought the idea of the penguins spelling OY! was very funny!

A Thrifty Mrs said...

I think they look fab!

ShadowDogDesigns said...

Am glad to see the end of 2011 - the "Oy" would be perfect in our yard! Clever idea for the J. A fun display! Wishing you a great Thanksgiving and Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Hope it is a joyous Thanksgiving and holiday season.

Jane said...

You can find "Joy" in anything!

vintage eye said...

You are the very embodiment of awesome! :)

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