Today, January 8th, I finally took down ALL of the holiday lights, two days after I had promised myself it would be done. I know everything usually takes longer than anticipated, even so, I'm toast, and it's okay.
There's nothing like offering to open your home in the first week of December to get the holiday decoration ball rolling. I hung the garland the day before our intimate meeting, but have yet to light the outdoor pots. I try and do a little every day. Slow and steady. And careful on the ladder!
With some leftover rod pocket sheers from Elizabeth's college apartment and a few hours on the sewing machine, viola, new café curtains for free!
I'm really not sure where the time has gone, yet days like these are unforgettable.