It’s Wednesday … half way through our much-anticipated holiday week off.

We’ve stayed up too late, slept in, napped, watched movies, read, ate naughty foods, laughed, sang and visited friends & family. Our time off has been lazy and unstructured and exactly what we needed.

The Christmas tree is still up, although it’s looking a tad pathetic with the departure of pretty packages and bows.

New clothes are ready to be washed; boxes and papers put away.   Santa platters will be handwashed and set aside and the Dickens village packed gingerly into its container.

Today’s the day .. the mid-point day that we transform our house from a Christmassy cottage back to a working home.

Time to take down ornaments, put away the decorations, and get things back in order.

If we don’t do it now, we’re facing Christmas chaos as we head back to work next week.    It’s chaos created when our comfy wintry home collides head-on with a corporate work week.

But first, just for a little while, I’m keeping the tree lights on because I really hate to see them go.

Anybody else feeling the same? Not quite ready to say good-bye to Christmas?

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4 thoughts on “Mid-point

  1. caveman

    Yes! Don’t have a tree this year, but first year I was involved with Lady Caveman (she wasn’t officially Lady Caveman yet, but you know how these things go), we had a tree together.

    We had the thing up until MLK’s birthday…and then it came down because the following day, the president was being inaugurated into office (depending on your POV or particular circumstance, either that’s a time for celebration or mourning ]:-) )

    But yeah, this “doldrum” between Xmas and New Year’s Day is a bit weird isn’t it. Glad it’s good and lazy for your guys!

    • “up till MLK’s birthday” … ha ha ha! I get it! I really love the glow of the tree lights. I think I could enjoy living in Vegas under all those pretty lights … and I agree, this mid-point time, it’s a bit weird as you say. Cheers to you for a happy & restful holiday time ~ MJ

  2. It was almost as fun for us to take down the decorations as it was to put them up in our family. We would do it just like putting them up. Mom would assign tasks and we would wander around recalling out loud the stories of us putting them up. It was a great time.

    Enjoy the last moments of the lights, and decorations.

    • That is a great way to look at it HL1981. I did take quite a bit down today but our bright little tree is still shining .. maybe tomorrow. Cheers!

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