Saturday, January 16, 2010
Sort of taking a blogging break today. I think it's time for the Christmas stuff to come down, don't you? And since this is a three day weekend...YIPPEE--what better time to do it. After all, we're already in the latter half of January. LOL!!! But, it is so much work. Not only do I have to take all of my villages down, I have to wrap them before packing them away. And they there is the tree and the battle with the lights. One year I got so frustrated I just said the heck with it and didn't worry about unraveling them...just tossed them away and bought new. But I can't do that every year...especially this year. Anyone know a secret to putting the tree lights on so you don't have to unravel them when you take them down? Any tips will be surely appreciated for next year.
And that's not the end of it. Now that everything is wrapped and packed away, it is time to put the books back. That's another chore that is a pain in the you know where...because now all the books have to be sorted to subject matter.--astrology, Celtic, Druid, Mythology, Shamanism, etc. Why don't you pack them sorted as you take them down, you may ask? Well, that's because they weren't in order to begin with. What I am accomplishing today with the sorting is all well and good, but how long does it last? Books are my addiction, and I am forever buying them...and when I don't find room to place them in the order they belong, they go wherever I can find the room...and sometimes as I read, they don't go back where they belong, so by the time I pack them for Christmas, it's a hodge podge of subjects in each box. Actually, this has become one of my after Christmas traditions.
So, just wanted to check in and say hello. It is back to work for me. It's a long, long process...You see, as I unpack, I keep coming across books that I simply "must" sit down and glance through. And if it looks inviting and like something I think I would like to read again soon, it goes into a little pile....and the hodge podge begins again.