Saturday, January 5, 2008
Buh-Bye, Christmas Tree (sniff)
Okay, I admit it. I'm a sucker for Christmas. I haven't quite figured out the main attraction. Do I enjoy the festivities, the colorful decorations, making (and consuming) chocolate fudge and sugar cookies, or is it simply an escape from the work I REALLY need to be doing? Ahh-probably a combination.
All I know is that when DH announced this morning that he was stripping the Christmas lights, wreaths, and cute little snowman solar lights from the outside of the house, it hit me like a ton of Aunt Sally's fruitcake...the holidays are over. (sigh)
It also means that yours truly is going to be stripping all signs of joyous celebration from the inside of the house. The mantle will, once again, be bare of evergreen, lights, and wreath. Our amazing manger scene (purchased dirt-cheap at Sam's a decade ago) will go back in the box. And...oh, I hate to even think about it...the Christmas tree will be dismantled. (sigh) (sigh)
Yeah, yeah, I know. If I was so fond of my Christmas tree, why am I using last year's picture?? It's because I forgot to take a picture of this year's tree until after all the cool packages had been ripped open! Besides, except for 2 more strands of lights (DH is a light freak), it pretty much looks the same.
So, back to taking down ornaments, removing the little wire hangers (yes, I'm anal in this area) and finding their proper box for storage until December.
But, one more thought. In case you think I've missed the true meaning of Christmas, one of the highlights of the season was watching the movie, The Nativity Story. It was very well produced and acted, and the storyline was...well, it was just what it should be.
And, my favorite Christmas song is Silent Night. So There!
Now can I grieve for my Christmas tree? (sniff)