Don't know about you all, but as soon as Christmas is over, I immediately take down the tree and the decorations in the house. The outside decorations will start coming down tomorrow and be finished sometime within the next two days.
I just can't handle having it all over, I think because I start missing a less crowded living room and the warmth of the sun and the light through the windows, all of which seem to be gone while Christmas is on.
My poor tree was starting to die and the needles were beginning to fall like raindrops, so that was the first thing I took care of this morning.
Once the tree was removed from the house, it was all hands on deck, packing away boxes of decorations, sweeping and vacuuming and mopping and rearranging.
I can't be the only one who gets the rearranging/reorganizing bug when I start pulling things down.
To be totally honest the one thing I usually miss the most is the beautiful lights in the living room when the tree was on, but that is an easy fix because we had an extra box of LED lights and so I've decided to hang them on my little artificial plant, and there they will stay all year long.
It gives the room such a warm feeling.
I gave everything a good clean, dusted everything in sight, swept some more, vacuumed some more and mopped and mopped and moved this, and that.
It might not be what other women enjoy, but I have to say that the moments I spend in my home giving it my personal touch, are some I so cherish. It's just a little gesture for my family, to give them a warm inviting home they can enjoy spending time in.
I also had to find the perfect spot for this beautiful framed stitchery that my husband's aunt Nita had given me for Christmas. It's so pretty and has so much meaning for me as a military wife.
I knew exactly where I wanted it to go. I have two display cases filled with mementos from my husband's almost 22 year military career, and above it was the chosen spot.
What do you think?
I personally happen to think that it was made for it :)
Along with my husband's mementos are also included many of my father in law's military items from his time in the Marine Corps. Not to mention the flag that was given to my mother in law at his funeral. So yes, the perfect spot.
Worked non stop, all day long....stopped to set the table and throw some burgers on the griddle with onions to fry for dinner
And after sitting down to dinner, I got the dishes done, the kitchen swept and mopped and enjoyed a warm shower.
I think now I'll settle into my favorite chair right next to the fairy lights and enjoy some TV with my family.
My feet are killing me and my lower back is twinging away, so it's best that I call it a day.