I had a blog topic for today, but now I’m saving it for tomorrow because I had some paperwork to do and now it’s 10:30 and I haven’t even cleaned the kitchen yet. I figure since half the day’s a loss already, I’m going to take down the Christmas tree.
It’ll give me an excuse to listen to the iPod, on which I have the current DG3 playlist:
I Will by Jimmy Wayne
I’d Come for You by Nickelback
Yup, that’s it. Two songs. Over and over and over and over.
Okay, I’m off to de-holiday my house. It’s a little sad, because it usually stays up until the 15th or so, but considering how much chaos still surrounds us from the remodeling, I need to declutter. How ’bout you guys? Holiday decorations still up, or have you moved on?
I’ve moved on. I moved on before 1/1/09. I normally wait til way after the new year to de-decorate but this year I was ready to get it down. It is totally the fault of my new kitten, Duncan. I had to watch him constantly. He broke ornaments, gnawed on ornaments, climbed the tree, ate the tree and tried to bite the lights. I couldn’t take the stress a minute longer.
We always de-holiday on New Year’s or thereabouts. With us this year it wasn’t cats, it was a 17 month old who refused to leave the tree alone. If he could reach it, he removed it. :crazy:
But after the intensity of the holidays (which for me starts 3 days before Thanksgiving), I’m more than ready to get back to “normal.” Whatever the heck that means. :gaah:
House is looking very bare, though.
Holiday stuff was put away on the first. And then the box came back out to add the items that got forgotten. :doh:
Am I a scrooge to admit I never got a tree up? But as you know we’re remodeling and until mid December had the fridge and stove in the living room, which definitely eliminated any hope for a making room for a tree. When it got moved out, well, we decided there just wasn’t enough time to decorate AND shop for presents. Priorities, ya know.
I missed putting it up. Definitely didn’t miss taking it down.
We need to talk music, m’friend. You need more than two songs.
I confess that my holiday spirit was… well, pretty low key this year, so I didn’t have anything to put away.
Put it away on December 26th! With all the presents, wrapping paper, product packaging, and useless plastic gadgets everywhere, I had to declutter IMMEDIATELY!
At what age can I delcare a moritorium on toys? Mine are 2 and 5 and I’m ready.
Honestly, if we didn’t have a little guy, we probably wouldn’t have bothered this year. Too much chaos and clutter.
Traditionally, however, I like them to be up from Thanksgiving to mid-January. So many of my favorite treasures are Christmas-related and I only get to have them out on display during the holidays.
At what age can I delcare a moritorium on toys? Mine are 2 and 5 and Iâ€™m ready.
Mine are 8 and 13. Oh, and 53. There’s no moratorium. Ever, I don’t think.
We need to talk music, mâ€™friend. You need more than two songs.
Well, I do own more than two songs, they’re just not on the DG3 playlist. Those two songs serve a very, very specific purpose for the book. Oh, and I just added a third this evening—“Against All Odds” from Phil Collins.