Christmas Explosion

We are in a time of transition at my house.  It is that time of year when the fall decorations are taken down and the Christmas decorations go up.  This is a wonderful thing because I enjoy the Christmas season and Gloria does a fantastic  job of decorating the house. 

My primary contribution to this process is to bring the boxes up from the basement, filled with Christmas stuff, and then to return them to the basement, filled with the things that have been taken down, to make room for the Christmas decorations.  My other contributions are to put up the lights in the front porch,  put up the nativity scene outside, and help decorate the tree.

The problem is that this process takes a while, a few days, to a week, or more.  There are a lot of boxes and we are both busy people.  After the boxes are brought up, and until the process is complete. it looks like there has been a Christmas explosion at our house.  (I prefer this expression to the one Gloria sometimes uses, when she is not- so- happy with the process;  that Christmas threw up in our home… that just sounds nasty.)

Every year we talk about reducing the amount of stuff we put up.

Every year we add more.

I am hopeful that we will be able to send some things with our boys, who each now have their own places.  In fact, we delivered a small (very small) amount to them over the Thanksgiving weekend. 

The dust is starting to settle, the bulk of the boxes have been returned to the basement.  Thanksgiving is done, let the Christmas season begin!!

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8 Responses to “Christmas Explosion”

  1. Gloria Says:

    it is getting closer to being done.
    Now about that tree……

  2. Cherie Bell Says:

    You two are so cute. Making a date to put up the Christmas tree…just like a couple of newlyweds!

  3. Pastor Curt Says:

    Not newlyweds, empty nesters!

  4. Gloria Says:

    *sigh* yes Friday worked and the Charlie Brown tree looks wonderful. At least the first time putting the tree up without the boys is behind us.

  5. Cherie Bell Says:

    It gets better. I promise!

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