Monday, November 2, 2009

The Only Thing that I Can Apparently Change

One of the things that I Usually Dread each year is my first sighting of Xmas Decorations in Stores/malls. You know the drill: it's early sunday evening maybe mid-October & you're carefully cruising the aisles of the supermarket racking your brain for dinner inspiration & suddenly you stumble upon Santa Stuff.
Each year when I make that discovery, a little part of me dies.
But this year I decided to Change My Attitude & Behaviour because apparently, that's the only thing in life that I can change. I would sooo love for that Not to Be True particularly when it comes to the Men in my Life, or should I say, the Men that Used to Be in My Life.
I remember when I was youngish, I started getting serious about a guy who didn't have a job. One of my friends said, 'You can't be serious about him. Your mother will have a fit!'
'Don't worry', I smugly said, 'I can change him'.
Don't bother imagining what happened.
Anyway, I decided to change my attitude towards Xmas Decorations in October because that's the only thing that I Can Apparently Change.
So, I made a pact with myself that as soon as I got the First Whiff of Santa, I would immediately rush home & start putting up my own decorations.
Isn't that what you'd call a Win Slash Win situation? Or maybe converting a Negative into a Positive, since I love decorating so much.
Do click on the image to enlarge it so that you can see that The Virgin, or Our Lady, who is a Permanent Fixture in my kitchen, is now Seasonally Decorated. She is wearing a whole slew of fantastic plastic medals that say things like 'Winner' & 'World's No.1 Party Animal' that my friend Jenny & I bought at the local two dollar shop, along with feathers & plastic chilies. If you look closely, you'll notice that there are still a few remnants of my Easter Tableau - The Easter Bilby & a gaggle of bunnies. I couldn't bear to get rid of them.
But I think that the plentiful tinsel & golden Xmas balls give a decidedly Xmas feel, don't you?


Rebecca said...

I'm the same who who asked whether Della Street was a name or place on a previous post of yours. My mind (like yours) does me the favor of forgetting - yours, Miss Marple episodes; mine, old Perry Mason! I used to watch this nightly with my grandparents. How could I have forgotten Della Street????

I shall never try NOR achieve your level of humorous writing but I will return nightly to get my chuckle for the day!

Trixie Drew said...

I like your Christmas decorations, after all everyone looks better with a few medals.

see you there! said...

She looks ready to celebrate almost anything. Party on!


Diana said...

I am sooo tired of the Christmas decorations in the stores before Halloween! By the time Christmas rolls around I am out of the mood.
Last year I did a private protest. All I put out was my Nativity. Almost didn't even put up a tree but the family kept bugging me so I gave in! Can they not at least wait until after Thanksgiving!
Love Di

Della Street Dreaming said...

Thank you Rebecca for asking about Della! She is my absolute favourite TV Secretary of all time. I would soo love for her to be My Secretary! Also, thank you for your lovely comments - they were much appreciated.

Hi Di! Nice to meet you!
Yes, thank God we don't have Thanksgiving. I couldn't stand it.