day fifty-five

dear people with their christmas lights still up and on,

no, wait! i'm not picking on you! this is all about giving you the benefit of the doubt...

perhaps you haven't changed your calendar in, oh, about one or two months? you're probably just really busy like the rest of the world. or maybe you have a terribly bad memory (maybe from a concussion or amnesia even!) and not-so-good-at-reminding family members telling you to take them down. i bet that's it.

i've been resisting the urge to leave lovely little hand-written neighbourly notes in your mailboxes, you know, just gently reminding you that it's been nearly two months since christmas, and it's probably safe to take them down now.

oh, i know! maybe you think santa missed your house and you're thinking he'll just catch you on his second way 'round the world. sorry, i'll let you down gently: there's only one round per year. he's bound to miss a couple of houses (he has the whole world to do)! either that, or you were just really super naughty. but you're probably well aware of the rules by now.

i know it's called the "christmas season". perhaps that's what's misleading you. when i was a youngster and learning about the seasons, i only learned four: winter, spring, summer and fall. but, it appears that alternate schools must have taught about a fifth season known as christmas. i understand this can be confusing since the christmas season is actually encompassed in the winter season. but all it takes is a little research to understand that they're not the same thing and not equally decorated.

i hope this helps to clear things up for you. i would totally offer to help you take those lights down myself tomorrow, but sorry - i'm really busy.


today's look while blinded by the lights:

black t-shirt under dress: next exit, about seven years old ($45)
green crocheted hat: value village, nine months old ($4)
brooch on hat: jacob, about four years old (about $15)

bracelet: made by me out of old zippers (free)
silver ring: secondhand (free)
black tights: gifted (free)
winter boots: aldo from last year (about $75)

grand total:

p.s. - if you're still into the giving season, you should definitely check out my latest contest! you give, i give...