We have yet to de-decorate the house. I don’t think I’ve ever had decorations up this long or this “late” in the year. But we had plans almost every day between Christmas and New Years, guests for NYE last weekend (the BFJ and his hubby and their pooch) and I’ve been sick all week (although I’m getting better.) We have another friend coming for an overnight tomorrow, so it’s too late to start now, but after she leaves Saturday, the process begins. I am going to try very hard to pace myself and go slow. We’ve got all the time in the world and no more company for awhile.
Honestly, I’m dreading it. Not having the decorations down. It will be good to have the house back to normal (although no less decorated, given how many tchotchkes we have.) Just the process. It will be long and tiring, which makes me think this may be the last year we go all out like this. And that makes me sad, because it feels like the end of something special. But it’s probably time to downsize and “KISS” (Keep It Simple, Stupid.”)
I’m trying to see the positive in this change. We have some beautiful things, so maybe removing some of the Christmas clutter will help spotlight the best of the best. A few less trees, a few less lights, a few less…everything.
My mind and body is grateful at the thought of an easier, simpler holiday, going forward.
My heart isn’t quite there yet.