Ok, I was telling you how I got the boys of the house to get the outside lights up one warm Saturday. What I didn't mention is that I went Christmas shopping and was gone most of the day. They like it that way. Anything that keeps them from having to go to Tulsa and shop all day makes the two men of the house very, very happy!
When I got home, I realized that the two deer from last year didn't get put in the trash like I had planned. They were almost ten years old and I had to wrap lights around them last year to get them to light up. I think last year, I stayed in and put up decorations when they took them down....or maybe went shopping, I can't seem to remember!
Instead of two nice, new deer I purchased last year after Christmas, we had four deer standing in the yard. Two nice, new deer and two things that looked like they had been mangled. I managed to get one looking almost good but the other one...he'd lost his antlers over the summer and so I said he'd had a sex change operation and was now a doe. He'd also somehow managed to get the lights I had carefully wrapped around him last year wadded up into a ball in the center of his body! I just pulled them out around his/her body and called it good.
The night of light up was a few days ago. I was not pleased with my he/she deer. I have finally made peace with it. It's not a deer after all! It is actually a camel! That's what it looks like and I've just told the family that whenever someone comments on him/her to tell them I purchased a camel off the internet.....that actually sounds plausible if you know me!
Now I kind of like my camel!