Thursday, February 8, 2018

I Thought The Holidays Were Over

Following our family tradition we took down the Christmas tree and decorations right after January 6th (the feast of the Epiphany) and put the boxes back into the closet that's tucked under the basement stairs.

It's turned into a family joke that no matter how hard I try to gather everything up, some item or another always slips through the cracks. This year was no exception. Earlier this week I was sitting at the kitchen table eating dinner with Hubby Tony when I happened to glance over at the windows that overlooking the deck. The window farthest to the right still had an ornament hanging from the latch.

Ornament, removed

And then this afternoon I was walking through the living room when I saw a glint of silver on the carpet. I stopped and picked up a tiny two inch piece of tree garland, which had somehow survived the weekly room vacuuming.

I wonder if I'm really done for the year now.

Five years ago today: Shake It Up


  1. That has happened to me but think I got them all this year, maybe as I put less out.

    1. Every year I say I'm going to put fewer decorations out, but in the end I don't listen to what I said :-)

  2. I've left an ornament on a latch from year to year, from time to time. Cute fella.

  3. That happens to me too, so I just leave whatever I missed up, until the next Christmas.

  4. In years past, I've come across a ornament hook here or there. Haven't noticed any so far this year, so I think I'm off the hook. Get it? LOL