Run, Run Rudolph
Santa's got to get out of town. He looks like I feel. This is our middle son with his grandparents, taking it easy in the recliner, getting ready for a long winter's nap. (Santa, not the grandparents!)
It's a New Year and here's to the first Works for Me Wednesday of '09. I'm still putting things away, one tree and the outside lights are all safely down, but the big daddy tree in the living room is still up and comes on every night at 5:30 and every morning at 7:00.
What works for me is storing Christmas items in the room they decorate. For example, Christmas fingertip towels, stay in the bathroom underneath the sink, along with Christmas soap and hand lotion. Red and green plastic silverware goes in the plastic silverware drawer.
Christmas CD's stay with the other CD's. (I know, CD's are so 10 minutes ago, but no one is making me give up my Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton Christmas To Remember CD, and the boys won't let me rip it to our music library on the computer.)
Christmas candles, napkin rings and napkins go in the dining room hutch with the other seasonal candles and napkins.
Doing it this way makes for easy decorating, clean -up and locating. The rest goes in the garage where the scorpions and other critters can make merry with it until next Thanksgiving.
And finally, to whoever stole our lighted polar bear, I hope you're treating him well, he liked it here with the little boy whose heart you broke.
Go see what's working for everyone else, over HERE this year!