What’s Hanging Now – January

wintersparkleballEvery January my husband Steve would say, “Time to take down the sparkleballs!”   I’d mope.  He’d do the job alone and say, “You know we have to, or they’ll stop feeling special at Christmas.”

That was then.

Now we hang a sparkleball  year-round.  Just one, off the garage outside the front  gate.  It’s set to a timer to come on at dusk, off at midnight. It also comes on for a few hours before dawn.

I don’t know who enjoys it more, me or Steve.  Our everyday, non-holiday sparkleball is always a happy sight when we arrive home, whether from the evening dog walk or a holiday away.   It feels more special than ever.

The current version is in honor of El Niño and the record-setting rain predicted for San Diego this winter.   I mixed 3 strands of lights: one Halloween orange and two white.  The glow is golden and cheery and just perfect for a wet January.