I had originally decided to take down the Christmas decorations, starting on Monday. I was communicating with a friend in Minnesota and decided to start today. For years now, taking down the Christmas decorations means taking most or almost all of them. I have generally left the Spode Christmas dishes out and the ceramic Christmas tree my mom made. It is small and decorative.
I did turn off the laser light projectors outside, but I have left up the string of colored lights around the door and the pine cone wreath I made which is also lit up. I really cannot take those down until the snow has departed.
Inside, the Christmas tree departed last Monday, it is still on the sidewalk waiting to be composted. I left up the ceramic Christmas tree my mom made. She would have been 101 yesterday. The day before that was Orthodox Christmas. We changed the lights on the mantel from red LED alone to red and green together on the artificial pine string. The Christmas dishes are still there to use as are the beautiful corn husk people from Bratislava, Slovakia that we recently received from an online acquaintance. The stained glass that we have in the kitchen is also still up. We also still have the multicolored Christmas lights on top of the China cabinet and a lone stained glass piece on the window of the dining room.
My intent, for the rest of the day, is to do some relaxing. Stewie and I did a 1.5 mile walk despite the cold. I think he is tired as he had grooming yesterday, and for a Border collie, that can be somewhat stressful. I plan to do some meditation, maybe read my book, L’Anomalie by Hervé Le Tellier, or work on the Klimt puzzle.
It is nice when most of the undecorating is done and yet you still get to enjoy a bit with the drab and gloomy weather we are surrounded by.