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Thoughts as I put away the Christmas decorations

7 Jan

I can do this! I shall gather it all and put it all away before Maura gets home!

Hmm…I should probably get the stuff from outside, but it’s wet and squishy out there…I can put that off, right?

Wow, okay, so I have a thing for Christmas trees.

Dogs, seriously, I wouldn’t be tripping over you if you didn’t follow me everywhere!

Why do I have 27 containers with no lids? I need a container with a lid!

Why did I start this at all? I could have waited.

<insert random thoughts about other religions that don’t require all this freaking stuff, and conversion>

Oh good, now I’m covered in glitter.

<stares into container> My God, I didn’t even use half this crap.

<ponders getting rid of said crap> But I might neeeeeed it someday.

Seriously! Dogs! Underfoot! Shoo!

Good lord, now I’M whining. I hate whining.

Okay, one box done. You can do this!

Shit. I sat down. Oh look, Internet! I should post dog photos.

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Okay, should really get back to work.

Ornaments. I can do this. Work the system.

Crap. Why aren’t they fitting? They should all fit. Why aren’t they fitt-oh, there’s the other section of ornament holders. Nevermind. All good.

Lights. Freaking lights.

Why is the tree still jingling? Where’s that friggen bell?

Found the bell.

So why is the tree still jingling?

Okay, I think I’ve gotten all the bells off the friggen tree.

This will be the year I wrap the lights up correctly.

Maybe.

We’ll see.

I am so glad I don’t work retail. Imagine having to do this at a department store? I wonder if they get overtime for having to put up 150 trees in the store? And then take them all down.

One year, I’ll learn to wear long sleeves while messing with a tree. Ow.

TREE DOWN!

This fecker will fit into the box again if it kills me.

Okay, now to play Tetris with all the stuff to fit back into the two small bins.

WHY IS THERE ALWAYS ONE STOCKING GONE AWOL?

Nearly done. Just lights. Eff it, lights are being tossed in this box. I’ll deal with it all next year.

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4 Responses to “Thoughts as I put away the Christmas decorations”

  1. franhunne4u January 7, 2016 at 4:26 pm #

    I put down my tree yesterday. My sister and I were really economical with our decorations so that was done quick. And I have a light chain with only 25 lights, that is not too bad, either. But to get that bloody fir tree out of the door and to the collector place, and afterwards clean the hall of the appartment building, THAT is something I really hate. Though I love my real tree.

  2. Autism Mom January 7, 2016 at 4:31 pm #

    Lol! Almost the same exact thoughts!

  3. momof1and10 January 7, 2016 at 6:02 pm #

    Funny post. Sounds like me. Lol 🙂

  4. Amanda S. January 7, 2016 at 11:45 pm #

    Christmas officially doesn’t end until Epiphany, which is January 6. In Southern Appalachia, the real old timers call it “Old Christmas,” and some refused to acknowledge December 25 as a “real” Christmas. Members of the various Orthodox Catholic churches keep their decorations up till then. When I lived outside Chicago and was driving to and from work in the dark, I appreciated every moment of those Christmas lights deeply and sincerely. I’ve kept my decorations up until after January 6 ever since; I figure as long as I have them down and (mostly) backed away by the time the weekend is done, I’m golden.

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