Mickey and I have made great forays into the 4 esses in the two days she's been here in Arizona with me.
1. Shopping - check. The deal of the day goes to Mickey at Kohl's yesterday. Thanks to sales, coupons, Kohl's bucks and rebates she ended up paying only $70 for a $299 item for her husband for Christmas. Way to go Mickey! It was fun doing our Christmas shopping without being burdened down by heavy coats, boots, hats, gloves, etc. We don't even need a sweater down here.
2. Swimming - check. Yesterday we didn't have the pool heater on long enough but we went swimming in the 76F water. Today, the water was 86F and heavenly.
3. Scrapbooking - check. We've been on a roll there. I've finished 17 10x10 in. pages and one 12x12 in. and Mickey has completed almost that many.
4. Sightseeing - check, sort of. The only sight-seeing we've done so far (besides the inside of the stores) was to walk in our neighbourhood in the dark to see and photograph the Christmas lights. People here put their lights up early. We were talking to our across-the-street neighbour who had his up before Thanksgiving. He said he'll probably take them down two days after Christmas because they're usually tired of them by then. I have decided that you don't need snow in order for Christmas lights to look pretty. Here's some of our neighbourhood Christmas displays.
See, it works without the snow. Although you can't beat the beauty of a fresh snowfall coating the lights and making them seem mystical and mysterious. I do believe I like the Christmas season in the desert. Should I try stringing lights on the giant saguaro cactus in our front yard?