Sunday, January 06, 2008

All Gone....

Down went the Christmas decor..... we're back to a more spacious living room which is nice - and things are a bit more organized after it all, but I gotta say, today took a long time. It was nice to do it on a weekend so that I could kind of putz around and not have to rush to get it down in time to pick kids up from school, etc.

The kids were good sports about putting away the bonus room tree, and thanks to John being here, I was able to get away for a bit to Michael's and Home Depot so I could replace the plants that died from the time they were moved since September (when the Harvest Decor went up). Speaking of that, I found myself already wishing for that time again as I put the Harvest stuff back in its original bins (it gets put where the Christmas stuff comes from so everything has to play musical chairs when the seasons are over). Eight more months and we'll start all over....

3 comments:

JustMe said...

You seem a little too organized. My yearly pattern is to take down half the stuff, pile it in Tyler's bedroom (where the attic is accessed), and let it sit there for the next 3 months...then take down the rest of the stuff and put it all away. Then, one week later, find more stuff and let THAT sit in Tyler's room until I have some other reason to go into the attic, usually around June. That's my "system." I don't dare put up lights because I'm sure I'd be one of "those people" who leave them up all year!

StephieAnne said...

Oh Heather, you should see our garage right now!

The big thing that's helpful for me is that most of our Christmas stuff is stored in four different antique trunks in our living areas - so, it makes it easy to put things back. Now all the wrapping paper, boxes, and so forth - that's a whole different story!

Colie said...

random comment not related to this post.

heritage makers - have you done a story book yet? I need more information from you. I want to put a wedding book together for my sister. e-mail me when you have time! randycolie@comcast.net.