Yesterday I mentioned it is house rearranging and cleaning time in preparation for the upcoming holidays. That and the fact that I have 3 Christmas trees to put up in my house caught attention. So let me explain. I have a tree that my mom gave us years ago. When we were first married and didn’t have money for our own tree. She bought a new one so we got the old one. It wasn’t much but it was enough for us. When we moved here we broke down and bought our own tree. Our amount of ornaments swallowing the old tree that was looking a wee bit worn from all its years of use. Instead of trashing it we turned it into the kids tree. It was placed in a room they were in frequently and the ornaments that represented their lives hung on it. Ornaments made in school, at home, that we had bought especially for them that had their names. Plenty of garland and lights and a tree topper that the oldest made of the Grinch on paper plates stapled together completed it. While our new fuller, taller tree held court in the grand room in front of the bay window. Even with 2 trees our ornaments fill them both. Christmas is my favorite time of year.. it was mom’s as well. I am dreading this year and looking forward to it as well. I know she would not want us miserable at this time of year. So mom had purchased a white tree that came prelit a few years ago. Now once upon a time I would have frowned on a white tree, I loathed them. But the ornaments mom purchased for it really did it justice. Decorating that tree for her was the last thing we did before she went to the hospital . Truth. It is still up in her house, with the ornaments and everything. I have never had the heart to take it down. More than likely it will simply be moved here as is, gently and delicately. It will be at the other side of our great room in another window. That tree is just the tip of the iceberg of her Christmas decorations that my sister and I are going to share between us. Another thing on my to-do list.
So one may ask how a to-do list has its own to-do list. Well it goes like this. There are things I want to do and things I need to move and pack up. In order to do those things I first have to do other things, making a to-do list for the to-do list. For instance, I need to get some things down to the garage, to do that requires I go to the garage and move other things from there. I want to get all the fall clothes washed and put away, but that means I must first wash all the regular laundry and get the summer stuff put up to make room for the fall.. see how that works. Add into that list taking care of my little lady in town, we have company arriving next week and the typical needs of everyday, like dinner and dishes. I hate when I get like this because I can never seem to get ahead for finding something else to pull me away. Drives me batty I tell ya batty. Oh and lets not forget setting up and auction for mom’s stuff and house before it gets too cold to do it, getting all the insurance sign ups taken care of for next year, shopping, and typical cleaning.. are you out of breath yet? Cause I am. So I am puttering along doing what I can when I can.. but right now.. I think I will take a nap.