I did just put away advent stuff this morning. The table we use is now back to it's normal, calm, blue/green/brown decorations and the wall has been restored to my mostly-white fences on a white wall. It looks so very calm and lovely.
|Somehow, they lead me to spring.|
Another reason for getting the clean-up taken care of is that we're refinancing, and the appraiser is coming Tuesday January 8th. Part of me thinks that I should just leave the Christmas decorations up, and he might miss the every-day clutter in the midst of the Christmas clutter. But I know I couldn't live in this state that long. (And why is it that the number of days between now and January 8th seems really lonnngg when I think of living with the clutter, but really short when I think of having to straighten the house for the appraisal?)
Today at 2 p.m. I'm meeting some lady at the gas station in town to get rid of a simply amazing amount of Littlest Pet Shop toys. Thank goodness for FreeCycle!