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.