I think I found all of Christmas and boxed it up. No doubt I’ll find a towel in the laundry or a jingle bell hidden in a couch cushion next week. For now though, Christmas is put away. It’s always bitter-sweet putting away the trappings of the holiday season. I love decorating everything.
I won’t miss Meap, the Claw Kitten ransacking the Christmas tree or leaving scratch marks on my reindeer.
I won’t miss her derailing the Christmas train either.
But I will miss her sleeping in the manger.
And I’m already planning for next year. I’ve pulled out my Christmas Planner only to discover the web hosting site where I stored all the pages went down. I’ll try and find a way to post them again. I love what Organized Christmas does. They have a Rudolf Club that works on Christmas on the 25th of every month of the year. I’d love to do that this year. So every 25th I’m hoping to get one step closer to a more relaxing season next year. I’ll probably follow my own schedule. So far I’m planning on May being my Power Tool Present Fest.
This Christmas was probably my most relaxing so far. Mainly because I turned it all over to Prince Erik and my Angel Mom. I’ve been recovering from surgery. Nothing tramatic, my plumbing just needed upgrading after 6 kids. So why not have it in the busiest month of the year? I like doing things that defy reason. But, it needed to be done and I’m sure blessed to have such a Knight in Shining Armor Guy for my husband. Double Bonus is that he cooks and he’s good at it too. I’m a lucky girl.
And special thanks to my Mom who braved a winter blizzard to come stay with me for a week and chase all my wild herd from one Christmas activity to another. I owe her big time.
So I’m planning away for next year with all the excitement of a child on Christmas Eve. I’m sure it will be here before I know it.