Sunday, December 28, 2008

Clean-up Time

Time to clean-up!! I love the anticipation of Christmas - the decorating, the baking, the shopping. And now that it is over - I can't wait to get it all cleaned up and put away!! My artificial pre-lit tree is hitting the trash this year. I bought it in 2003 and it has been such a pleasure every year (not to Rachel - she prefers the real thing). This year, though, the lights died. The night we were all set to decorate it, I had to run out and buy some strings of lights as some were not working. By last night, the rest were not working. It looks rather pitiful now, so out it goes. I'm anxious to get everything back to normal.

It was a wonderful Christmas. We attended the candelight service on Christmas Eve, had lots of fun opening presents on Christmas morning, had a yummy breakfast, friends and family over in the afternoon and a peaceful night.

Now it's time to make those resolutions that are sometimes hard to keep, but fun to plan. But for the moment, I'm off to remove ornaments and pack-up boxes!!


Kay said...

I'm just like you, Joyce. Once the holidays are over I want the house clean and neat again. My kids were never excited about putting things away after the holidays but my daughter is now just like me. Maybe it's because she's got a two year old. :-)

I'm so glad you had a great Christmas. Now then... on to New Years!

Connie said...

Hah, I'm beating Ms Rachel to the post! I'm with you on the clean house but I won't be able to do mine until tuesday or wednesday. *Sigh*.......
Smooches for th' girl,

rachel said...

hopefully now we can get a real tree every new year! im so sick of the fake one poking me to pieces when i put the tree skirt on, it hurts! and the smell, oh i miss the REAL smell.
its sad to say bye to christmas, but my birthday is coming up, so nevermind! ahhhhh! (:

Sandy's Notes said...

All my stuff but the tree is coming down right away. Tree will be after the new year. My husband insisted it stay up a little longer.

I want my house clean again!

myaliasgigi said...

I'm with your Joyce..I love how the spirit of Christmas fills all of us that believe Christmas is a magical time. BUT the days after for me is just clean up and move on, like you said "Back to Normal"

garycollins said...

Hi JC -
Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas, so glad to hear it. I'm going to start cleaning up and putting away soon, too. I'm anxious to clear away the "things" as soon as Christmas is over. Now if I can just get Gary to help me! LOL

Love, LC

countrygirl3031 said...

Hi Joyce...I'm glad that the holidays are over...but I love having my tree out and lit up!

Glad you had a wonderful Christmas!


Gratitude Gal said...

Although my real tree is waiting to spontaneously combust, I will leave it up through New Year's Day.
The rest will stay up through Three King's Day.
Don't put it all away yet...
It can wait.

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

I'm anxious to get my stuff put away too! I have to wait until after the New Year! (my family has a rule!) I'll just start a little bit now....and continue on they won't notice! Happy New Year!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Joyce, hope you and your family have a properous New Year.Thank you for the sweet comment.