When one of the Lisas recently moved to Florida, the Lisa who was left behind in Michigan professed to a complete lack of jealousy. She was not being entirely truthful. However, it is not the relocation to sunnier climes which has stoked her envy of Florida Lisa. Salty tropical breezes only mean sunrash and itchy hives to the cold loving Lisa. All ya’ll south of the Mason-Dixon can keep that heat to yourselves; this Lisa will take the snow and ice any day.
No, her jealousy stems from knowing how many holiday decorations The Other Lisa got rid of before she moved. When Michigan Lisa walked into work and observed that several of her co-workers had already decorated their cubicles in festive fashion, her shoulders drooped in defeat. She can’t even get up the gumption to decorate her own home much less turn her souless corporate workspace into a Winter Wonderland. If MI Lisa had thrown out/recycled/left behind her holiday ornaments, she wouldn’t have them lurking in the basement making her feel guilty about not wanting to drag them upstairs and strew some serious tinsel.
One of Michigan Lisa’s many problems surrounding her ornament and mistletoe slump, is her children. They are at that teen/tween age where they no longer want to spend hours moving the figures on the Nutcracker Advent Calendar: into the pockets, on to the tree, all over the floor. But they aren’t quite ready for mom to forgo the fresh cut tree in favor of a few lights strung on the potted jade plant in the study. This is a viable option for Florida Lisa; she is just going to string a few lights on a palm and ask for another margarita…
Now that sounds festive.