2008年11月6日木曜日

Christmas

Christmas has come early to my house.

Christmas in the sense of the gift of giving, the surprise of unexpected kindness and ....




beautiful Christmas illuminations. :)

My dodgy picture taking is really, really not doing it justice and the lights are on this funky rhythm pattern thing so you can't see them all but trust me, it's beautiful.

My dear, dear friend in Saitama?  Her husband is an electrician and he brought all this up and then oh-so-patiently talked my husband through setting it up (which totally made his day as he is always wanting to fiddle with the electrics around here and mean old me won't let him) and left us this amazing lighting display that's hardwired into the outdoor light so every time you turn the porch light on on go the decorations.

I am a bit of a stickler for Christmas starting no earlier than December 1.  I grouch and moan throughout November as all the stores start their Christmas song mixes and I was horrified to see Daiso selling Christmas decorations right next to Halloween ones!! Growing up our Christmas didn't start until the 18th as my sister's birthday is the 17th and mum wanted to give her her birthday Christmas free.

But looking at my very own 'heartfully' (that really should be an English word!) given and simply stunning Christmas illuminations I am finding myself becoming a turncoat disturbingly quickly.  And a big part of it is thinking every time I look at them what a really sweet and kind thing it was to do.  

So Merry early Christmas and don't forget to put me on your Christmas Eve date night, KFC and strawberry shortcake, illuminations by car tour. 

Free hot cocoa! ;P

5 件のコメント:

Girl Japan さんのコメント...

OMG you just descried a j-gals Christmas japan cliche. You are starting early.. wow!!!!

Gina さんのコメント...

Well if you are making cocoa, I will be right there!!!! *winks*

Seriously though, your tree looks lovely and whenever you want that Christmas feeling all you got to do is turn on your lights! Right on!

Have a lovely weekend my inaka sista!!! : )

Lulu さんのコメント...

I will be back next May- so if you keep the cocoa boiling and the lights aglowing then I will be there!!!

I think starting Christmas early is a great idea- I am sure the girls love it too!

Kim さんのコメント...

First - I LOVE the word Heartfully. I hope you don't mind if I use it on occasion!

Second - as Jun and I won't be in Japan for Christmas, I am going to get out a string of lights for our half dead real Christmas tree which I leave on the balcony, so we can enjoy the lights for the month of Nov! You have inspired me to actually get the Christmas box down! Want a 1/2 live Christmas tree for next year?

thefukases さんのコメント...

gj- yeah, I haven't done it myself, but I used to work in an office full of cute young things who spent all of December discussing it. @_@

g- thank you for complimenting my tree. And you know as it gets colder it's getting darker earlier and the girls and I are getting home after dark some days. They love running around out on the lawn looking t the lights while I get all our gear inside. :)

l- for you I will even make you fresh cocoa. :)

k- thank you most heartfully. ;P did you get the Christmas lights out, yet? We have a living Christmas tree but thank you for the offer. :)