It Has To Be Done.....
Well, Dear Readers, I am sure you feel the way I do about putting away all the Christmas decorations.... Didn't we just get them all put up? Is it really time already to put it all away for another year? (Where does the Time go?) Certainly, my RL trees were evidence enough that it was Past time to take them down, dried and crisp and sagging as they were. So I spent my weekend removing all my sparkly treasures and finding all the right boxes and wrapping them safely for another year. The closets are crammed full once again and the empty spaces where the trees stood feel.... empty. But good in their own way. As if they are ready now for whatever is next.... until I rearrange the dollhouses again and the empty spaces are suddenly full of projects! And then I remembered the Dollhouse decorations too.... Charles was just at the point of deciding it was time to take down the tree in The Lovely Old Dollhouse.
"I think it's time to take it down now" said Charles.
"Well, I suppose it is getting to be that time," said Helen.
"But the lights are so pretty... I just want to look
for a few more minutes..." she added.
(I couldn't help but agree with her...
although I know Charles is looking forward
to having his favorite chair back in his spot...)
But the Time had come!
And when everything was cleared out and put back to rights......
"Doesn't that feel better..." asked Charles?
"Well.... " said Helen....
"I know I will think so in a little while."
"Uh-oh...." said Charles, looking over her shoulder...
"I missed the little tree on the Mantel..." he added.
"Well.... then let's leave it for now...." said Helen.
"Just a little comforting memento..." she added.
Well, Dear Readers, I hope you have all had a wonderful Holiday
and that you are well on your way in your new year projects!
Alas, I am not quite done with my Christmas Card,
so I will be still be looking back at the Old Year for a while.
But I did take down my decorations...
It just had to be done!