So today Christmas disappeared from my house. It begins to appear the day after Thanksgiving, and is usually totally in place by December 1 – Christmas Central has arrived by then.
Its departure is unpredictable. One year, the tree was up until late February. This year, the putting away started last weekend and suddenly needed to be finished today. I was just ready. With wonderful help from my cleaning person / good friend (okay, I’ll admit it – she did nearly all of it!), it was gone and all put away by the time I arrived back home this afternoon.
And by 6 p m, St. Patrick’s Day was fully in place. With just a bit of Valentine’s Day about. I’m going to make a trip to Cappel’s sometime in the next couple of weeks to add more green fun for St. Paddy’s.
And if it’s St. Padraig’s (the Irish spelling), can spring be far behind?