Christmas 2008 is one for the memory books. Hopefully the memories are good, but if not, look at it this way, some years are less than stellar. When I’ve had years like that, I find moving forward is the best medicine.
I need to interupt this post…This picture has nothing to do with anything…it’s not my house nor does it belong to anyone I know…I found it and it gave me butterflies…I may want to live in that house. I could certainly write a whole book about life in that house. I really love that house…sorry. I promise not to post any more Christmas type picutres…but don’t cha like this one? Thank you for the pause…
Now, back to the post…Uhhhh Ummmm, the week between Christmas and New Year’s is a quiet one around here. Back in the day, when The Husband was in a different industry, he took that week off and it was sheer delight. We felt no pressure to go places or to do something, like on our Summer vacation, we just relaxed. Ahhhhh~
Now days, he can’t take the time off, sniffle-gulp, so the relaxing is left up to me. No worries…I can do it!
Do you guys feel a let-down after Christmas? Perhaps an “anti-climactic” funk coming on? I always have and I’m going to tell you how I deal with it…I look back and look forward. After years and years of Christmases come and gone I’ve grown to love every stage even the after Christmas stage…this in between week. This week I’d so love to explore the different ways we all move from one year to the next.
But before we look back and look forward, I have to take a time out and plan when to disassemble Christmas around the house…”don’t panic” I tell myself. “You can do this…”
Like an addict coming off heroine, I come off Christmas sllllooooowly. First, I stop turning on the outside lights and just have the tree lights softly glimmering at night…on New Year’s Day, we take an hour, just an hour (this “only 1 hour” rule is very important to The Husband) and take down the outside paraphernalia. Then on January 2nd, I take a full day and disassemble the inside of the house.
This has worked for us for several years. But I realize that some people like Christmas down quickly. I called Baby Sister on the 26th and she was already shoving Christmas accoutrements up the attic stairs…that works for her. But me, well I need a slow withdrawal from all things holiday!
How do you come off Christmas? Do you take your time or do it quickly so as to get back to “normal”? Have a happy day friends~