Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Out with the Old...In with the New

Today, January 13, 2010, is the day I finally got all the Christmas decorations down.  Hooray!.  I don't know what my problem was this year, but I could not get into Christmas.  I tried everything that usually helps.  I baked, I decorated, I played the beautiful Christmas music.   Nothing worked.  That is not like me at all.  I LOVE holidays, all of them (ok most of them), but Christmas this year was a real downer. It didn't help that I got bronchitis and sinusitis the week of Christmas.  I was literally flat in bed all week.  Luckily Marty was home and a HUGE help.  He was so great to take on all the kids so I could rest.  He brought me goldfish crackers and water the whole time (Yum, goldfish).  He brought in a little bowl of them, and when ever it was empty he would fill it up.  Then at one point I woke up and the whole box of crackers was just sitting on the bed with me hahaha.  He must have got sick of bringing them in, I don't know. But, I have never been so ready to take down the decorations, which honestly, makes me sad to feel that way.  I wish I knew why it was like that this year.  I hope it's not that way next year also.
The kids did look way cute in their matching Christmas jammies though, which I actually found time to make myself this year.  (another attempt to get in the spirit).  Sorry about the dark picture.  It was Christmas eve and the sun had gone down.

I got out what little bit of Valentine decorations that I have.  I swapped out the pine garland with some spring greenery.  I LOVE it. I do this to myself every year though. I think some how if I decorate with spring stuff, spring will come sooner, and it never does.  I think spring should come as soon as Christmas is over.  What is the purpose of winter after Christmas anyway???   I know water, drought, blah blah blah.  Well, I am hoping this fresh decor will left my spirits a little and I can get out of this funk I have been stuck in for a while.

I also added my favorite quote to a wall downstairs in the family room.  I really like how it turned out.  Now I just need to do the touch up paint on the wall and it will be finished.

Thanks for stopping by :)


Annette said...

I love your quote! Ya know, my Christmas was that way too this year...and I'm usually super Christmasy. Maybe it's something in the water. We'll be better next year!

jers52 said...

great quote!!! still don't have our decorations down... and then the house looks so naked... besides in PA it is so winter wonderland thing.

Marjorie said...

Love your quote! We just put our decorations in the storage room today. I did get them down last week, but the boxes were just sitting around. This was not like me either. Don't know why I could not get that done sooner.
The pj's were neat. I usually make all the Grandchildren matching ones for Christmas but didn't get that done this year.

Chandara Family said...

I was way into Christmas this year and now am in a funk, I agree winter should be over once Christmas is over. Maybe I should get some valentine decorations that might help me move on.

Controlling My Chaos said...

What. I'm supposed to take my Christmas decorations down? What about fall decorations? Can I leave those up? :)