The William Morris Project: 2014 | Christmas Decorations
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I devoted Thursday and Friday of last week to taking down the Christmas decorations. I planned to start on Tuesday, but I was so overwhelmed that it took me days to psyche myself up to start. I gave myself the task of putting away the train. Just the train. I figured that would be enough to get be started, and it did…in fits and starts. What a blasted chore. Now that the decorations are gone, the house looks like we just moved in and are waiting for our furniture and personalities to arrive. Brown Town: that’s what the living room looks like right now.
Taking down the school decorations went much faster, especially since I didn’t even do half the work! I left to run an errand and a fellow mom/volunteer said she would get started while she waited for art class to start. By the time I returned, she had put away 75% of the items. I used the time she saved me to do some basic organizing that has been a long time coming. There is much more organizing to do, but the ball is now rolling and it feels good. Of course, now that the decorations are gone, the library looks like we are trapped in 1992, waiting for a beleaguered clerk to call our number. Department of Motor Vehicles Town: that’s what the library looks like right now.
But not for long! The library, at least, will get a few little touches of color with party decor items that were tucked in a drawer at home collecting dust.