Monday Listicles

Apparently everyone is in full Christmas mode.

I love Christmas as much as the next girl but I have mixed emotions about all the lights in the neighborhood even before Thanksgiving. Call me a Christmas grouch but it’s too early for inflatable Santas and carols. I blame it on Starbucks and their early release of Peppermint Mochas. That beverage makes people do strange things.

Growing up we put the tree up 10 days before Christmas. What do you do? Have you dusted off you Christmas ornaments already?

Thanks to Julia for this weeks topic. Next week is Phoebe calls for:

 
Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!

 

10 THINGS MY HUSBAND LOVES ABOUT OUR TOWN

1. Everything is in walking distance.

2. It has a great beer store.

3. The parks.

4. The beaches.

5. It has a fantastic donut shop.

6. The parades (Veterans Day, Christmas, Independence Day and Holland Happening).

7. A 5 Minute drive to no less then 4 Washington state parks.

8. It’s patriotic.

9. It has a lit of trees.

10. The weekly farmers market.



11 thoughts on “Monday Listicles”

  1. I love this town, too. I still need to get to the beer store (on Pioneer, right?) – would be good to have variety on hand for thanksgiving company. Also, I learned something new LOL… we love parades; I didn’t know there is a Christmas parade! Fun!

  2. Twitter: spokesmama
    Great list! A decent beer store is essential for a town. Beer is one of the the things I love about our neighbourhood. Historically, there was a stream called Brewery Creek running near where we live. It was the water source for several breweries built along it in the late 1800s/early 1900s. Over the last century, all the breweries left & the streams were all culverted. Until recently, the only reminder of those days was a cold beer & wine store called Brewery Creek. In the past few years, new craft microbreweries have come back to the neighbourhood. There are about four within walking distance of our house & their beers are amazing. πŸ™‚
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  3. Since my closest Starbucks is an hour away I cannot blame them. I can blame my mom who, when I was young, always made me wait until after my December birthday to decorate. When I got my own home I would decorate earlier and earlier. Now we do it earlier because we don’t want to be outside in below freezing to decorate lol.
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  4. Where I live, everything is in walking distance, but my city does not encourage walking. There are sidewalks, but no easy way of crossing the street, not stroller friendly, and the sidewalks are too skinny and too close to the road.

    That is something I really wish they would change, because I’d love to walk to the grocery store rather than driving ACROSS THE STREET. LITERALLY.
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  5. Twitter: donettasifford
    A great beer store, doughnut shop,and a weekly farmer’s market sounds lovely!! I have developed a tradition that I started my 1st Christmas living on my own. Each year, I add a special ornament. I have ornaments that date back to 1981 to a wreath I made in kindergarten for my grandparents. I have a couple of ornaments my granny kept from before I was born. Last year, my best friend’s hubby carved us all an ornament. Then I have one from the Christmas store in Tennessee from 2003. I don’t like seeing so much Christmas display before Thanksgiving is even over. I usually put our tree up on December 1st, and the one tradition my granny had, was we couldn’t take the tree down until after New Year’s Day or it was bad luck. So my tree stays up until January 1st.
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