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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Post Christmas Clean-Up

How can something that is so much fun and so enjoyable be such a chore when it's over?

This weekend I decided it is finally time to take down and put away all the Christmas decorations.  I brought all the boxes in from the garage and started the work of wrapping and packing everything.  Saturday, I had the brilliant idea that I would put everything away and work on the tree last.  I would take all the ornaments off the tree and wrap them later in the evening when I was watching TV.

Unfortunately, I didn't take into account that the tree is in the sun room where I foolishly did not put any lights because it's a sun room and who needs lights there.  It never occurred to me that even a sun room is dark at night.  So much for gathering ornaments in the evening.

This morning I took the ornaments off the trees, all three of them, trees that is.  Now they're safely tucked away for another year.  My next project will be wrestling with the main tree which is 6 1/2 ft. tall.  A friend leaves her tree fully assembled, but undecorated, in the garage all year.  She finds it easier than setting it up every year.  I've thought about that, but I think I'd rather wrestle with it and squeeze it into it's box and tie it up.

I'm going to see if there are any decorations that I haven't used in years and see if I can part with them, although I doubt there will be any.  I do like the flexibility of changing colors or wreaths occasionally.

The only good thing about all this work is the exercise I'm getting with walking back and forth, back and forth and the lifting of the boxes onto their shelves in the garage.  I'm glad it's not too cold today, otherwise I'd have to wear my coat out there in the unheated garage.

Oh well, back to work.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I understand your feelings about taking down the decoratons. I still have a few out plus my snowman collection. I still want to sort through my many boxes and try to pare down my large collection of decorations butnow almost everything is upstairs waiting for me. linda