CAN’T BE TOO HUNG OR TOO LIT . . . | A Damsel in Distress

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Posted By on Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 11:10 AM


That’s Chenal’s Christmas motto: Restrained good taste.


My tree (below) is hung with dazzling ornaments from around the world, thanks to “Santa’s Little Helpers” – Juan, Miguel, Julio, Jésus, Rosario, Juanita, Luis, Celia and my marvelous landscaping team! Gracias!




And my home (below) is lit like a Christmas fairy tale by my same team of talented Tijuanans! (Note life-size Crèche imported from Guadalajara!) Who knew what Mitzi and Jennings WENT through all those years!




Of course, to appreciate the full effect you must drive by after dusk and roll down your windows for your family to enjoy my outdoor speakers flooding the cul-de-sac with delightful mariachi Christmas music, accompanied by happy holiday howls from neighborhood canines!


Yes, it’s Christmas in Chenal!


(Though please keep heads and limbs inside your vehicle at all times as this ONE bah-humbug couple’s Rottweilers have already “accidentally” assaulted my Crèche, forcing me to take out a restraining order, which they retaliated against with a cease-and-desist thingy about noise-abatement or something, not realizing I know this judge whose Christmas stocking I’ve stuffed with the ENTIRE Hermés 2008 scarf collection so I’m pretty sure I’ll be okay and besides, what’s Christmas without at least one Scrooge?)


Feliz Navidad!



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