Every day from December 1st until Christmas I'm hanging an ornament in an outside public place as a Random Act of Christmas Cheer.
The temperature today was still above average, but today was accompanied by rain, which made it feel more like April outside than December. Mid-afternoon Hubby Tony had to go to Aldi to pick up a couple of things he needed to prepare dinner and I asked if I could go with him to run one additional errand. He agreed.
My plan was to hang an ornament in a tree at the first strip mall we stopped in, but the steady stream of rain changed that plan. It was still raining when we went into and came out of Aldi. I wondered how I could take care of my mission without getting wet. Tony realized there was one thing he couldn't get at Aldi, so I recommended a different grocery store that was on the way home. I remembered that this store has a row of euonymus bushes just off the parking lot and I could stand under the covered store walkway to stay dry while I hung my ornament.
However, when we pulled into the store's parking lot I noticed the bushes had been trimmed. Instead of standing five feet tall, they were now half that size. No one would see an ornament placed down that low. So, while Tony headed inside to get his item I stood in a steady drizzle and decorated a small tree close to the car.
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