Friday, January 05, 2018

My Mondays are your Fridays




A new week for me. I feel rested and ready to do the things I thought about on my weekend. I was lazy the last 2 days. I did go out on Wednesday but yesterday I was a slug but managed to bake a turkey breast and we had a good evening meal. Nothing is on my caffeinated mind so far this morning - which means, I need to get busy with my projects.

After a few weeks of mild sunny weather, we have rain. It started yesterday and might be why I felt lazy. It's not a cold rain - still around in the 60's. Snow level at 8000 feet.

Wednesday I went to the library and picked up my book. I pre-order them, so I can just get in and get out. After the sad news of Sue Grafton's death, last week, I decided to re-read all her alphabet detective series. I haven't read all of them and when I did I read them out of order. So I am starting with A for Alibi.

We took down all the Christmas crap - (when I put Christmas stuff up, it's decorating. When I take it down, it's crap.) As I was packing it away, I decided that I want all new decorations next year. The kids are gone - they don't look at my tree. Why do I keep these ornaments? I've always enjoyed a hodgy-podgy tree. Homemade and store bought and no theme. I decided next year, I will stick with my love for nature and the outdoors; trees and wildlife. I didn't pack anything up -I will get rid of it next year; hoping my sons will want some. If not, it goes.  I had a daycare in my home for 16 years. During that time, I collected a lot of Santas, and cutesy stuff. Nice things, but I'm not "feeling it" anymore. I want to downsize and replace my old stuff with what my husband and I really like. It's time.

Time to get my day going...


14 comments:

  1. I have a sort of theme for my decorating at Christmas. My tree is usually covered in angels and decorations from our travels (I try and pick up something from every place we visit). I didn't manage to find a tree ornament when we were in Spain and Portugal, but I did find a small cork Nativity that I added to the ones I have accumulated over the year.

    God bless.

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  2. WE did not get arpund to decorating this year...maybe next year.

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    1. We always get at least a tree up and some years I go all out. It all depends on me.

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  3. I don't decorate at all. It became crap and stayed crap. I do admire of people's decorations though and appreciate them. Happy Monday (Friday) to you!

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    1. Sometimes I think if it were just me, I wouldn't decorate either.

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  4. Once my sons all had homes of their own, I gave them the ornaments I bought for them when they were children. But you are right about the stuff we put up; no one really looks at it. I've already cleared out old crap and most of what I still have is really nice 'stuff'. If I didn't have grandchildren, I probably wouldn't decorate at all.

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    1. I don't have grandchildren yet and my nieces and nephews live too far away to visit during Christmas. Children always bring out the festive decorating of Christmas.

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  5. Hi there- thanks for the comments on my bobcat post a few days ago!
    Isn't the rain great! We have one cat and ever since she showed up at our house in the Portland area ( we moved here in Feb of 2012) we have only allowed her outside on a leash. She is "death" on birds and now here she would be a snack for some predator.
    Your post is hilarious about Christmas trees- I solved that issue about 15 years ago when I had a terrible allergic reaction to our cut Christmas tree. I figure it was probably from some sort of spray to kill insects or make it less flammable. Anyhow, we chucked it out the door and after Christmas I bought a set of three small fake trees that had lights. Took them home and pretended to be Martha Stewart with my glue gun. I glued on all my favorite small ornaments and now when it's time I just take them out of the storage closet, remove their plastic bags and plug them in! I had to replace the lights so far only once. And I passed on my ornaments to friends, family and Goodwill.
    Have a great New Year!

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    1. Whoa, you glued the ornaments to your tree- that is genius!

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  6. I call it Christmas Crap too. I need to get busy on taking my down. but I'll wait until Monday!

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    1. Funny, so I am not alone. It's an "age" thing.

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  7. I know how you feel about wanting to downsize. I did this a few years ago, and gave away many bags of stuff. I think you will find it a clean slate and fresh start, Debby. Now, I only have three small boxes of Christmas, and one of Valentine's, and one of Easter. I'd love to see all your Santa's though. I think that's a great idea to pre-order books in the library, and just pick them up hassle free.

    ~Sheri

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    1. Yesterday I just got ride of most of my Santas. Dropped them off at Salvation Army. Now I am into woodland animals and birds.

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