So, I got myself all in the mood to start blogging again, and we lost the internet. For several days. No internet, no TV, no landline service. Yesterday, we finally got hooked up again. In the meantime, school kept being cancelled or delayed, so I couldn't get much done around the house. I didn't want to take down Christmas while Daphne was home because it makes her too sad. But finally, yesterday, I just had to do it. I dragged up the bins and loaded them up, undecorated the tree, and tidied up a little. All that's left to do is take the lights off the tree and take it outside for recycling. Last year, that was tough. There were many tears when we said goodbye to "Doug."
This year's tree is called "Fergus." We got him at Snicker's Gap, just like last year, and made an ornament from his trunk, just like last year.
He's been a really great tree, but now all you have to do is walk by or breathe on him and his needles fall out in giant clumps. I think even Daphne realizes that it's time for him to go.
Thank you, Fergus, for being an awesome Christmas tree and making our house smell so good! We will miss you.
I am excited to have Christmas put away because now I can get back into some sort of normal routine, sit and knit without feeling like I should be doing something else, and maybe even read a book. Does anyone know of a good book I can read? I need some ideas. I also plan to improve my sewing skills this year, so I need to make some time for that. I love Christmas, but it's just all the SWIRLING...by the time it's over, I don't even remember it. I have to find a way to stop the swirling next year. Be glad you don't have to spend any time inside my brain. Especially at Christmas time. I need to figure out the secret to SLOW Christmas. Slow is good. There needs to be more slow.
OK, I have just a little while before Daphne gets home from school, so I am going to go make good use of the time. But not in a frantic swirly way. I may even knit.