I'm not one of those folks who leaves their Christmas décor up until February. I strongly believe in leaving the old year in the old year and not bringing any of that into the New Year. I spend the last days of every year dusting, sweeping, cleaning and putting up Christmas. Actually, this morning I set a goal and prayed to stay focused on my task at hand. I figured with a small bit of organized planning I could have my decorations down in less than two hours. As of two hours later I have everything up and in new labeled boxes and in the attic except for the main tree. I only lack taking the lights off and the tree down which won't take but a few minutes. Hey... I got hungry and I need to finish off the Christmas ham and grape salad too! I started to take pictures to show you my mess but didn't want to loose focus.
Now comes an afternoon of putting things back where they go and possibly a basement straightening. That has got to be done before the end of the year too. I am a tad superstitious at the end of the year. I don't want that pile of garage sale items dropped as I came in the house and cardboard boxes for packaging shelves left sitting there when 2014 rolls in for fear that I will use this spot the whole year as a catch-all. Which is one of my resolutions... to de-use that spot. I wind up leaving things sitting there for eternity.
One year, my resolution was to break my habit of using my oven as storage for pots and pans. I successfully kept that resolution and know I can keep this one. It's just got to be cleaned up first. Blah scrumbug! Luckily I have a few days between work to get it all done and thankfully the energy to do it. There's a lot of sick going around... I know.. I had the stomach bug a couple of weeks ago and it liked to did me in!
I will share a favorite blog of mine that I will be using for re-decorating after the holidays. She and I have similar taste in home décor anyway. Here's her home pictures and blog... RootsandFeathers.
Have a wonderful weekend!