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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Tis The Season..............

So every year I have made it my project to put away all my "stuff", pack it in boxes and store downstairs. My husband brings up the Christmas stuff. I do this the weekend of Thanksgiving. If I don't do it then, it hardly seems worth the effort. I really did not want to do it again this year. No Tristen, so what's the point? It's so much work, what normally took me the weekend, I strung out over the whole next week after Thanksgiving.
Well, I like it so that should be the point, but so much effort, but now it's done, it was worth it. I thought maybe I would just put up the tree. That's what I did last year. However, this year we have even less money than last year, thanks to someone who will remain nameless but dragged us to court. So..........I thought maybe I would share my Christmas stuff instead of giving gifts.I really have some pretty things. and a lot I have made over the years. So............Gerry dragged up the boxes.
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As you see there are many boxes.
I gave our tree to Laura as they didn't have the money this year to buy a new one. Gerry put it up for her because Robert was not home. I have several smaller trees so I figured I could use one of those.
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While we were sorting out the tree situation, I figured I would also give her 1/2 of my tree ornaments as well and also things to decorate with. That unloaded 1/2 my stuff.
When I put out the things I kept I wondered where I actually put everything before.
Indeed each year I decorated every room. I managed to do the same but with 1/2 the stuff. It still seems full.
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I found that all my knick knacks needed a good wash, so it seemed a good idea to go through with my plans. When I put everything back I more or less do my Spring cleaning. So that is a good reason to continue with my tradition. Now I have less to put away and can get it all in one place. I will know where everything is. I cleaned out the storage area. Something I have wanted done all summer. So yeahhhhh!!!!
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Anyway. I did decorate every room after all.
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as you see, the dining and kitchen also
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I had to get a picture of Bessie eating her lunch. She has not wanted to go out since it snowed
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I don't have a lot of counter space and so not a lot in the kitchen.
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Even the laundry and downstairs loo gets a little attention.
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The entrance too and Boots loves to lay on the heater
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I am glad its done. I also want to do more outside this year. I did manage a few and will show that on my Garden Blog

3 comments:

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Your Christmas decorating is gorgeous Janice, making your home look so warm and inviting.
I'm not putting a lot out this year, since I'm still in recovery from my broken ankle. But still you have to try don't you .
Wishing you and yours a merry Christmas and all the very best in the coming new year.
Hugs
Jo

Kay G. said...

Why, your decorating for Christmas is gorgeous! You would laugh and laugh if you saw my meager attempts at Christmas decorations!
Take care if you have to go out into any of your snow, I would not be able to walk in that stuff!

Magic Love Crow said...

Your house looks fantastic Janice! Well done! Your plans are working out great! With giving things away and cleaning up as you do! Enjoy the snow!