Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree



No, you aren't confused. It really is January 8, and yes the tree is still up. Almost all of the other decorations have been put away and replaced by whatever is supposed to live in those places. But I just can't take down the tree. I don't know if it's because I enjoyed it so much more this year since I was home more, or what. I really started to take it down, and was hit by such great sadness as if a dear friend was going away, never to be seen again.

Sheesh! However, I also decided what the hell. I'm old enough now to not care too much about what I'm supposed to do. So it's still up and still twinkling. And, if passers by laugh when they see the lights through the windows, they'll just attribute it to my general weirdness. After all, I also sit on the sidewalk and take pictures of my feet (to show off new socks) :-)

4 comments:

Cat said...

I love that you still have your tree up. LOL I just hope it isn't real, you'll have one heck of a mess to clean when you do take it down.

Hugs!!!

Susan said...

Hahah, no it's artificial. Last night I forgot to turn on the lights. Maybe that's a good sign!

BumbleVee said...

I didn't take mine down til the 12th and it would still be up if "somebody" wasn't asking about when we would have to start dusting it....

This year I put it up a bit later..so wanted to enjoy it just that bit longer..and besides..I have Serbian and Russian friends who celebrate their Christmas on Jan 7..so I usually leave it til then for sure...

Susan said...

Bumblevee, I think I shall claim a bit of Russian/Serbian heritage..although probably nobody will believe that's why I left it up. I think though that some of the ornaments have been seen yawning so most likely, it will come down by the weekend. I suppose I could take off the ornaments and hang hearts in their place for Valentine's day.