My tackle for this week was the same as Janice's, finish clean up from Christmas. I had two trees this year, as well as various decorations scattered throughout house. I had taken everything down but the most obvious...the tree in the foyer. So what did people see when they first walked in my house??? A Christmas tree.
Now this year is not as bad as the year we had Smoda. His birthday is December 13th and just after Christmas that year I was hit with a horrible case of baby blues. I did well to just make it through the day much less organize and put things away with a newborn, 3yo and 5yo and the children I babysat...ages 2 and 6.
Along about April, the exterminator came by to do his normal quarterly spraying, when he walked in my formal living room he exclaimed "boy, I wish my wife would let me keep up a Christmas tree all year".
"Tree???", I sputtered, "what tree?"
"Your Christmas tree, it is beautiful".
At that point it dawned upon me that I hadn't taken down my tree that year. Needless to say, it came down that afternoon!!
My tackle was the foyer, putting the tree back out in the storage shed, dust mopping the foyer and cleaning the items in the curio cabinet. It feels good having it all done. I wish I could post pictures.....but the camera battery is dead. I will try to have some pictures to go with it by the end of the day.