I just finished as the wind changed direction and started howling and the temperature dropped. I had heard the latest weather report on the car radio on my way home. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY! It scared the bejeezus out of me. So as soon as I parked the car in the garage and hauled the groceries inside, I gave in to the temptation to do something I always vowed I wouldn't do until the last turkey leg was history. I am somewhat ashamed to admit to such a grievous sin, but you can't mess with Mother Nature at a time like this.
You guessed it. I put the outdoor Christmas decorations up. Checked all the little lights to make sure they would provide a bright twinkling holiday. We should have another well lit Christmas since all the lights worked. Yes, miracles do happen. I just feel that since all the lights will contribute their festive gift, God is smiling on me and letting me know that I did the right thing. As a compromise with my doubts about the early arrival of Xmas decorations, I promised to not turn on the lights until the Thanksgiving holiday played out.
So I beat the weather and got a jump on the season, And I don't mind skipping the frozen fingers or running nose while working outside at this time of year.