STILL in the Christmas spirit…

Today, Hubs and I both have the day off work. What have we done so far? Well, we’ve  had breakfast, cuddled on the couch, and googled what else we wanted to do today.

We’ve found a restaurant we want to try tonight, as well as a fun afternoon and evening of stuff to do in this city. We’ve lived here for more than five months and we still haven’t done a lot of stuff in the city. I mentioned awhile ago that while I love our little apartment and I like living up here with Hubs, the city doesn’t really feel like our permanent home. It feels like we’re visiting or something.

So, I have a plan that if we explore more and find more places that we like to go, we’ll feel more at home.

That may not work, but it’s worth a try, right?

Anyway, now that I’ve rambled for awhile about something unrelated to the topic of this post, I’d like to begin talking about the reason I sat down to write in the first place.

How long is it okay to leave my Christmas tree up?

I still enjoy it, and I don’t want to put it away because I’m still hanging onto the last few shreds of Christmas spirit I can muster up. Why? Because it’s a fun time and I like how festive our apartment ended up looking. Also, I don’t want to have to focus on packing everything up and trying to find a place for it in our apartment. I think we’ve decided we’re going to store our decorations in my parents’ basement until we have more room someday. (Sorry, Mom, and thanks!)

We took down the outdoor lights while the weather was so nice a couple days ago, and we still have the lighted snowman in the window, but he’s on the inside, so we can take him down comfortably even if it’s freezing and snowing outside.

As for all the presents, we’ve done a pretty good job of “moving in” all our new goodies, but there’s still the bigger stuff that needs to find a home in our already-full apartment.

Hubs gets frustrated at this easily, as he thinks we have too much stuff. I tell him to try and imagine what it will be like when we have a whole house to fill up and we have several empty rooms… (resolution number 4 will be both scary and exciting…)

This is a point of contention for us. I like things tidy and neat (despite the state of my closet and bedroom floor sometimes) and I don’t love having a lot of stuff sitting around cluttering up our counters and shelves. However, I also like having stuff on hand when I want it. For instance, I like to know that I have enough cups and dishes for a full dinner party…if the opportunity ever presents itself. Hubs would be fine if we just had 2 cups and 2 plates.

Ok, not really, because we did only have 2 plates for awhile and we both got a bit tired of washing them all the time.

Hubs just keeps reminding how “un fun” it’s going to be to carry all this great stuff out of here and into the next place we’ll live. I know he’s right, but we have plenty of friends and family that will help us with that, right?

Right?

Hey, where did everybody go?

 

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8 thoughts on “STILL in the Christmas spirit…

  1. mom

    You’re welcome…and we’ll be there. Love mom

  2. Donita

    Christmas is not over until Epiphany…I always leave mine up until then.

  3. Nicole

    My man and I leave our tree up until Jan 6. Its Three Kings Day, a tradition my family did and now we are carrying it on. Three Kings Day is the last day of Christmas Decorations and everyone gets one more gift.:) We are kind of facing the same problem in our two bedroom apartment. Bags of Christmas gifts and still trying to organize and find places to put them. It still baffles us how two people can have so many dishes and clothes to wash.I feel like I’m always washing one or the other. lol

    • Yes! I was certainly not prepared for the amount of housework our little apartment requires! I guess it’s all a part of the learning curve though. Thanks for reading and for the comment!

  4. Aww, yea, our house is so empty without the Christmas decorations (which is why I find ways to decorate for the other holidays).

    I am the same way about wanting to have things on hand without the clutter. My weakness is The Container Store. :)

    • Great! I like decorating for other holidays as well. And I’ve never been to the container store, but I imagine I would love it! Thanks for the comment, and thanks for reading!

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