Taking down the tree...and Planning for NYE
You know I love putting up our Christmas Tree. This year it was an amazing time. We all worked at it. Husband, both girls and me. Christmas Carols blaring, home made irish cream ready for the sipping and kittens (2 - they are so cute!) getting under foot constantly. What a blast.
Now its time to take it down. I guess putting up the tree 3 weeks before Christmas means it has to come down pretty soon after. Needles are dropping constantly (i wanted to call them leaves, but of course that is totally wrong!!), everytime the kittens rip around more needles go flying and I'm constantly getting out the vacuum. Plus, if I don't take it down before I go back to work it will stare at me daily till it drives me nuts and ends up in the garbage heep - ornaments and all. So today I will coerce my girls into taking down the ornaments while I do something fun, like run on my treadmill. Who said life was fair right? Then, I will take off the lights and try and man handle the thing outside. How can somenthing so much fun to put up, be such a drag to take down - the only brightside is we're going to put it outside beside the fire pit on NYE. I'm sure at one point it will end up in the fire - how symbolic is that. In with the old, out with the new. No wait, in with the new, out with the old - ok, old tree in the new fire as we ring in the New Year.
I'm looking forward to NYE, having friends over, doing the fondue thing - cheese, oil and chocolate (can you say - eat all night??) and of course having said fire! Should be a blast!