Some folks begin decorating for Christmas in October. No one seems to think that's strange.
I don't decorate until mid December, but I like to leave it up until - - - - well, until now, today, THIS VERY MINUTE.
Christmas decorations still up in mid January. Everyone seems to think THAT is strange.
Hey - - - to each his own, that's what I say. I LIKE to enjoy my holiday decor through the entire season, which for me doesn't end until that very last College Football Bowl game.
But, eventually, that dreaded day finally comes. You know the one. That day where you have to take all the Christmas things down and pack them away.
This is how "phase one" of that process looks for me.
All the Christmas decor neatly stacked on or near my dining room table.
I'll confess here and now that when I lived in a larger house with a separate dining room, I have been known to leave this "pile" out until - - - oh - - - June.
Can't let that happen here, our dining room is small and serves as a "pass through" from living room to kitchen.
Oh but HOW I hate "phase two" - the packing away of all this stuff.
Hope I don't pack away my blue winter jacket while I'm at it.
OK - - - enough whining, time to get busy with packing boxes.