Thursday, December 5, 2013

It's beginning to look a little like Navidad!

Paula has progressed from the Yule-maniac stage where I finally had to limit decorations until after the 4th of July, to a more mature level.  It is still necessary to do something, even in a cramped apartment in the highlands of Peru.
So, off to the Christmas section of town!
Per protocol, each store was about four feet wide, and efficiently packed with everything a reasonable, or unreasonable Yule-obsessed Peruvian might need.
I was a little disturbed when I glanced up to see a banjo-strumming snowman, and a Santa that looked like he was about to break in to my house.
Nevertheless, we were soon the proud owners of a Golden Tree Economic. (See
Paula found a place for it, rearranged whatever was previously there, and got to work. (Note: it's going to be really tough to get those little sleeves back on the limbs, but she'll find a way.)
The lights can play electronic Christmas music and flash in patterns.  Yippee!
Instant Christmas!
Hang the doodad on the front door, crank up Jose Feliciano, and it's Navidad time!
We hope that your preparations are progressing in like fashion.
Dave & Paula


bestgrandkidsever said...

We finally succumbed to a pre-lit tree a few years ago. Just seeing those lights in Paula's hands made Alan shudder!

PaulaJean said...

We have a pre-lit tree in Raleigh, which we've used once. This one is small enough that I'm going to put it in a bag with the lights on and store it. :-)