I’m a little embarrassed to admit this, but I still have my Christmas tree up. Now, in my defense, the rest of the Christmas decorations are down and put away, including the outdoor ones (yay, me!), but the tree remains… like a big pink elephant in the room that no one wants to admit they can actually see! The only thing that makes this situation even remotely bearable is that the tree is in the front part of the house, shut behind closed doors, and doesn’t actually interfere with our main living areas. Still, it is completely ruining my motivation to get my house clean and organized when I know there is a tree that still needs undecorated and put away. Sigh….
I have many excuses for why I haven’t put the tree away. Some are quite creative!
- The tree is in the living room, behind closed doors, so it isn’t in the way. (True, but its very presence is just a reminder of why I fail at being organized, and it causes me to lose all motivation.)
- I like to keep the tree up through New Year’s Day. (Uh, Denise… have you checked the calendar? it’s way past New year’s Day.)
- New tradition… let’s keep the tree up through Epiphany! (Cop out… plus, look at the calendar… Epiphany is over and done with.)
- I’m. So. Tired! (This is true. I am tired by the time I get home, make dinner, clean up, etc. But I manage to find plenty of time to check Facebook. Why can’t I even devote five minutes at a time to this project?)
- A have a one year old! (This is perhaps the only legitimate excuse I have. I can’t do this project while she is awake as she is too little to understand that my old, breakable ornaments are not toys. So why don’t I work after she goes to bed? See point #4…….)
Needless to say, I have lots of excuses. Some good. Some stretching. Bottom line is, though, the tree needs to come down. Like, yesterday! No more excuses. I’m making it my goal to have this done by the end of the weekend.
Please tell me I’m not the only one who still has their Christmas tree up. When do you usually take yours down?
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