About those Christmas decorations

10 Mar

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis

I'm a winner

So… let me just throw this question out there. Anyone besides me still have their Christmas tree up? Gulp… how about stockings and garland? I am thinking, probably not.

The Christmas Gift

When were closing our home up for the winter, we ran out of time and decided to leave the decorations in place. After all, who would see them? We returned to our home in North Carolina at the end of February to attend to damage from heavy rains in January, so you would think we took the decorations down, but nope. You see, when we left Florida, we brought along our daughter, author Rebekah Lyn  so she could put in some intense writing time and since her visit was only to last a week, I didn’t want to waste time on taking down decorations. I had cups of tea to make to fuel her writing  energy. Don’t the British believe tea makes everything better? She has been gone since Monday and I decided that Thursday was to be THE day.

This morning, my husband brought down the storage totes and placed them close to the tree.  I stared at them awhile, but had a serious motivation issue. Instead of jumping up and getting the job done, my face and mind were glued to a book. I simply couldn’t tear myself away from it.

Back to Bienville, A Journey into Wellness by Melinda Matthews has been on my reading radar for quite a while and this week I decided it was time to bump it up my To Be Read list and see what it was about.  I can’t remember the last time a book held my attention the way this one did. I think it is because the author discovers Homeopathy healing and that is a subject I have been reading up on. It’s an easy read and I recommend it if you have health issues the medical doctors can’t seem to cure, or even if you just have medical issues.

Getting back to the Christmas decorations. I am not going to stress over them. Judge me if you choose, I will still love you.

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galations 5:1

6 Responses to “About those Christmas decorations”

  1. victoriabenchley March 11, 2016 at 12:17 am #

    I have read Melinda’s book & loved it! I’m with you on the Christmas decorations… although Super Bowl Sunday is the latest ours have been up!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. fuonlyknew March 10, 2016 at 7:19 pm #

    I used to leave my decorations up all the way to July because my mother would be coming to visit and we’d celebrate then. No biggie. I did take down outside stuff so neighbors wouldn’t complain. Your problem now is, those totes too. LOL

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    • Old Things R New March 11, 2016 at 3:42 pm #

      We took down the outside ones too. I think keeping yours up until July to celebrate with your mother was very sweet. Decorations removed and only one tote left to put away. Still have two trees to box up, but that is hubby’s job.


  3. divoran09 March 10, 2016 at 4:40 pm #

    Oh why bother now, it’s only about nine months and you’ll just have to put them up again. Loved the post, by the way. Loved that you used the picture.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Old Things R New March 10, 2016 at 5:20 pm #

      Don’t tempt me to leave them up! I have grown fond of them. I liked using the picture!


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