The weekend after New Year's is here! And this is when we put Christmas away. (Traditionally we get our tree the day after Thanksgiving and we take it down the weekend after New Year)
I find it sad... and a bit overwhelming - as even though I think that we don't do much as far as decorating is concerned, when I look at this pile on the table, it's a bit much.
And every year I promise myself that I will put things away where they can be easily found next year - never happens. I'm still missing a sign for the front door that I know we have somewhere.
So far this year I've been to the Eye Doctor for my annual exam and to the Dentist for my 6 month cleaning. I'm happy with the Eye doctor report as I was taking a product called Macuhealth for my eyes (to avoid Macular Degeneration) and I'm not very good at taking pills on a daily basis. He didn't see any progression and that although it couldn't hurt, it may not be necessary... and my prescription lens didn't change.
The dentist on the other hand found a tiny cavity and now I have to go back to take care of that. I know it's not a big deal, but I really don't like people working in my mouth... but I'll do it (This is our new dentist and we do like both him and his office very much.)
Daughter's bunnies are doing fine.
My friend is finally getting the last drain out (been 2 months!).
Kittens finding the possum fascinating.
New book (mentioned in last post) is going strong.
That's it! So much to do. So little time. I have to say that I'm energized lately... besides writing, I feel the need to get back to my pottery or start a new knitting or crochet project.... or maybe start sketching again?
We've also become big fans of The Great British Baking Show... and watch it almost every night between 8 and 9. It's the only reality show we watch. But it inspires me to try more things... and I find Prue and Paul (as well as the other 2) very entertaining.
Alright! Wishing you all a lovely Sunday! It's 50 F here and sunny. May have to walk the neighborhood today...
Hugs (still virtual),
No matter how little I do in Christmas decorating, the dismantling always seems daunting.ReplyDelete
It does, doesn't it, Olga? I'm procrastinating today. Keep finding other things to do so I don't have to deal with that table.Delete
We did virtually no decorating this year which meant dismantling was a cinch. Hooray for a good report from your eye doctor. Sigh on the dentistry front. Our dentist is a lovely woman, but....ReplyDelete
And hooray for going gang busters on your book, and generally feeling energised. Long may that continue.
Thanks, EC. I hope it continues too... guess we shall see.Delete
Packing away holiday decorations always is a bit depressing, IMO. I leave my strands of warm white mini LED lights up, though, to lend some cheer to the dark evenings.ReplyDelete
Good luck with the dentist. I had to filling replaced last summer, molar, then had a crown on the tooth. Shudder. I feel for you regarding the filling replacement!
Hurrah for the book and your motivation to work on other projects as well!
I think leaving your white mini lights up is a good idea, Kim.Delete
As for the dentist, I'm such a wuss... really hate going. But I have gotten less anxious about cleanings. Luckily I hardly ever have any cavities, so I should be grateful for that.
I took everything down yesterday. My husband's family put everything up on Christmas Eve and took it down at Epiphany. Mine put things up on December 5 and took them down on the 29th. We have a compromise that works, though I get a little restless the last few days. We have downsized holiday decorations significantly in the last few years, so it's not too much of a deal.ReplyDelete
Linda, I love having the tree up until the last minute. It gives such a comforting glow (and I love the smell of a live tree) in the den. But alas, all things must end. With a little luck and God willing, Christmas will come again next year.Delete
Last year I spent January and February organizing all my Christmas decorations into spiffy new boxes I ordered on Amazon. And lost a box by Christmas. It holds the decorations for the top of my china cabinet, the little figures I put on the window sills in my dining room and raggedy ann and andy ornaments I use on an indoor wreath in my living room. I even know the size of the box. I am sure I will find it in a closet by Easter.ReplyDelete
Yes, it will show up eventually... I've lost my new slippers, we've looked everywhere (well, apparently not everywhere since they have to be somewhere). But they'll show up eventually too.Delete
Maybe I need to study that photo at the top, but it sure looks like a lot of Christmas decor to me! Rian I packed everything up on New Years Day as I was just tired of looking at it--but I still have my light-up wreath hanging on my inside door. Darn it, I just enjoy it too much. :^)ReplyDelete
No study needed, Dug. It does look like a lot, but it really wasn't since it was spread out all over the house. Seeing all of it on the table like that makes me miss our little Julie. She use to lay among all the stuff... and it was hard to tell she was even there. Always made me laugh.Delete
It sure must be nice to get all that stuff put away for another year. And I think wreaths should stay until they wear out! :-)ReplyDelete
It does, DJan, but finding a place to put it all... and remembering where each went gets difficult. As for wreaths, we have 3 large ones that I didn't even get out this year... but the good news is that Easter is coming and that is my favorite holiday! (I don't count Valentines)Delete
That is a lot of decorations to put away and keep track of! We typically get our tree the day after Thanksgiving and put everything away the day after Christmas.ReplyDelete
Thanks for visiting! I dropped by your blog too... wow! Looks cold up there!Delete
i always put out a lot of decorations and several trees and i never look forward to putting it all away. it is a lot of work and i miss seeing everything BUT the house feels a lot less cluttered!!ReplyDelete
i always stay very busy and have a lot of hobbies, as i know you do as well!! i like baking shows, i will have to check out the one you mentioned. i like cooking shows also!!
Debbie, I have watched several cooking shows, but Martha Stewart's Baking and The Great British Baking Show (Holiday and otherwise) are my favorites.Delete
I watched many of the British Baking Show episodes. The personality and sweetness of the cooperation is most motivating when the competition gets tight. I do not take out as much and I have purchased and labeled several small bins to help me start and repack.ReplyDelete
I really like the way Paul and Pru judge... not mean when they critique.... just honest and kind. And I too like the way the contestants grow closer (and sometimes help each other) as the competition narrows down.Delete