Monday, January 4, 2010

On The 11th Day of Christmas......I'm Struggling To Get Back To "Normal"

"Eleven Pipers Piping"

Are you feeling like me? Are you debating on just how much longer to leave up the Christmas lights, the tree, the Santas, all the Herald Angels, and all of the other trappings of the seasons? We've spent to much time doing too much for such a small window of time.....all that hustling around trying to get it up and working properly- just to take it down so soon to get back to what we regard as normalcy.

My usual rule of thumb was wait until the traditional 12 of Christmas to come and go before I start tearing things down. But there are other considerations. Such as....its not going to get above freezing for a couple of days. I don't get the extension ladder out to take down the outside lights unless its 40 degrees.

And there can't be any bowl games or NFL playoff games on either....I have my prioritities, you know.

Quite frankly, I really don't want to talk about politics for awhile- the healthcare mess has really soured me on talking politics- and that's just as well because I'm finding few nice things to say about most of the cast of characters in the Beltway. That goes for both parties.

So tomorrow I'll celebrate Three Kings Day, the 12th Day of Christmas...and lament the fact that I have to rejoin the ranks of the world's citizen bloggers because the The Holidays, 2009-10 Edition, are all over.

And Its almost time to come kicking and screaming back to the unreal real world.

As David Hedison said in the original 1958 version of The Fly....."HELP ME!!!!"


Sue said...

Happy New Year Hugh! heres what I do.... I put up my tree on Thanksgiving or the day after(it's fake), that whole week I am also decorating the porch and the inside of the house. I don't go overboard with my decor, its country prim so most of it all blends in with my usual decorating. Then a week after Christmas day I will put away the santas, I leave out the snowmen and greens, candles, pinecones, anything that just says winter NOT Christmas. My tree stays up usually the whole month of January and if it snows that makes me even happier that I left it up! My porch garland stays up til the first of March but not necessarily lit. Wow, thats alot of info! LOL. I love winter and I decorate for it just like the other seasons, I think it's stupid to just decorate for a few weeks in December!

Whatever you decide to do, have fun with it, but please don't fall off the ladder......

Hugh Jee From Jersey said...

Sue- the REAL bottom line is the last point that YOU made- its absolutely crazy to knock yourself out spending two weeks setting up everything for Christmas, then having it up for two weeks during the holidays (but being tooooo damned tired to appreciate your own hard work), only to take it down in early January because "that's what you're supposed to do".

Ya know what?

I'll take it down when I'm damn good and ready!

And a happy f-ing New Year to anybody who sez otherwise!!!!!


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