Tuesday, January 11, 2011
The tree is still up. I didn't take down the decorations yet. I know that it's past Jan 6th, but I'm not ready to let go of the holiday season. I was actually going to take them down today, but the kids begged me not to. I decided to give it one more week, because to tell you the truth, I hate taking down the decorations.
When I was little, we would decorate on Thanksgiving Friday, and my mom seemed to play Christmas music daily. We watched Christmas movies. There was always a Christmas atmosphere at home, and that lasted for more than a month. That's what I remember, anyway. By the time that we took down the decorations, it was Jan 6, and we were satisfied.
Now, I feel that this year the holiday season went too fast. I don't know where it went. One day it was Thanksgiving, and then time seemed to speed up. I don't even remember playing Christmas CD's. I must have, right? We watched at least one Christmas movie, didn't we? With all the "hustle and bustle", I seemed to have lost a month...somewhere.
So, here I am, hanging on to the Christmas tree and not wanting to let it go. Sure, it's partly because it is a pain in the butt to get back in the box (artificial), and it's also annoying to put everything else in it's particular box, then shove it back into storage, but I will also miss the season that seemed to go away too fast.
Saturday, January 01, 2011
I've posted Chapters Eight and Nine of my novel,
New Beginnings (updated edition)
at Good Reads
Chapter Eight - Some Time Alone