Monday, January 2, 2012

Done with Christmas...and color!

Right about this time of year every year, I have had it with Christmas! I am sorry to say that this year is no exception! It will not surprise you to find out that I go all out when decorating for this very festive season, complete with Santa's workshop of toys right in my living room.When I begin staging for Christmas (the day after Thanksgiving), it is exciting and fun to bring out buckets and baskets and keepers of decorations. It is my favorite time to change up my whole house. And I love it...all the way til about the last week of December. And then, I am so over the color and chaos and clutter of all the extra "goodies" hanging about. I am ready for some serious un-decorating by New Year's Eve. And normally, New Year's Day begins the process of decluttering, packing away and deep cleaning. Normally.

This year, however, I had surgery to repair a torn labrum (cartilage) in my hip joint on December 22nd. And I am on crutches for at least 2 weeks. Which I really believed all along would only be a couple of days. So, by the day after Christmas, I tried ditching the crutches and resuming my usual activities. (The Colonel said not to do it, but how can he stop me when he is in another state?) And then I found out that I am still very weak and that my hip has a long way to go yet to be healed.  (The Colonel said the words to me: "Be patient.")

So, this year, I am taking down Christmas each day, a little at a time, and relocating it to the breakfast room table until I can get someone to pull down the boxes and buckets and baskets and keepers for me. I am not accustomed to well, being patient. So, it's going to be a long couple of weeks, I 'spose.

I am dreaming not of a white Christmas, but a white January...monochromatic is the vision dancing around in my head !

In the meantime, however, I did discover that I could sit on the floor in the kitchen and paint the island. HA! I bet if I think really hard, I could find some other things I can do while sitting and scooting. (Just don't tell the Colonel!)

habitually yours,


  1. Oh Dee'd... BeHAVE! Just enjoy the required rest. It's not like you would ever just choose to relax on your own, so just take advantage of it! Accept it. :) (You make the rest of us look bad!)

  2. What color is your island becoming?

  3. Love it.. a gal with persistence! Just do not over do it we want you back 100%!

  4. I know, I know!

    I will be a good girl tomorrow. island said it wants to be tiffany blue like the rest of the kitchen, and I obeyed. It is a darker tiffany, though. The same color as my front door. I like it!