Amanda Cade

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Yesterday, I mentioned that I had a theme I would be using for some of my Blogmas posts. There’s a website I really love that maintains a list of all kinds of “holidays”, including the well known, the official but not well publicized, and the ones people just made up but have caught on. It’s how I know to celebrate things like Aunt’s and Uncles Day and Talk Like a Pirate Day. Anyway, I’ll be periodically (or possibly regularly) highlighting a few lesser known holidays during the holiday season (you can find the full December list here).

Yesterday was National Christmas Lights Day. A few friends and I had planned to celebrate by visiting Santa’s Magical Kingdom, an amazing display of Christmas lights about 40 minutes from where we live. Unfortunately, my friends had a conflict arise and we had to postpone the trip. Undaunted, I hopped in my car to drive around the neighborhood and have a smaller light display experience. In the process, I learned three things:

  1. Very few people in my neighborhood have their houses decorated this early.
  2. While pulling over to take pictures out of the car window with my phone sounds good in theory, it’s actually difficult to get good pictures that way (the photo above was the best I managed).
  3. Yes, I can in fact get lost just a few blocks from home. In my defense, my neighborhood has a lot of connected streets and subdivisions, and it was dark. And yes, I know that’s not much of a defense.

I had fun, enjoyed the lights I got to see, and eventually found my way home. I’m calling it a success.

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Seen any good holiday lights displays lately?

12 thoughts on “Lights and Lessons (Blogmas Day 2)

  1. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    There’s a few houses out my way that go ALL-FREAKING-OUT. I’m talking winter wonderland, could probably be seen in space. I can only imagine their power bills but they’re awesome to look at.

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    1. Amanda Cade says:

      We usually do, too. I think it was just too early. I hope that’s it…if they decide not to do it this year, I’ll be sad.

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      1. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

        I wish I could show you these houses! They’re pretty amazing!

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      2. Amanda Cade says:

        Take some pictures and put them on your blog. 🎄

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      3. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

        Smart!

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  2. Shell Vera says:

    Fun times! I love holiday lights but they don’t really start to go up until this coming weekend around here. They have a great lights parade in New Haven and some beautiful homes decorated in Waterford and Mystic (other areas of CT). Our street doesn’t do a lot of lighting or decorating.

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    1. Amanda Cade says:

      I’m going to have to try my local light gazing again in a few weeks, when I think there will be more to see.

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  3. Write on, Amanda. Write on !

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    1. Amanda Cade says:

      Three day streak! 😀

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  4. Okay, I love the idea of you highlighting not as popular holidays what not!! So fun for us😊
    Second, I love that you went anyway and got to enjoy something on your own. I would be frustrated I got lost, but still chuckling to myself about it

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    1. Amanda Cade says:

      I get lost so often I have to laugh about it. I’ve never developed a sense of direction. 😂

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