Since I've mostly lived in apartments, I haven't needed outdoor Christmas lights because I haven't had an outdoors. Now that I'm in a house, I realized I can string lights. I bought those white icicle lights because I noticed that's what everybody else has...it's a lot of twinkling for the buck.
Before I hung them, though, I realize that I don't like icicle lights. I mean, they're OK, but they're sort of souless.
THESE kind are the ones I love.
So today, I made a special trip to Target to return the icicle lights to buy and then hang the RIGHT kind of lights: Big, clunky, colorful ones that I hung without any regard to whether they were straight...and in fact I sort of like the jaunty angle I achieved.
I stood looking at my house and smiled...definitely worth the effort. It's very Charlie Brownish in its sincerity.