I know, I know. For most folk, Christmas has been over. But I take it slower than that. Nothing gets taken down before Epiphany, January 6 – also known as Little Christmas or Old Christmas. And then the 14th is Orthodox Christmas, so I’ve been told. Therefore – there’s really no great rush, is there?
Besides, I can’t stand the shock of having it all disappear at once. Last week, Christmas disappeared from most of the house, though the living room was still very decorated. And today, I took most of that downstairs to be put away over the weekend.
Tomorrow, Inauguration Day, in between watching the swearing-in and then the Inaugural Balls, the tree will be taken downstairs.
And then the only thing left will be that beautiful deep red poinsettia.
So Christmas is nearly over. Now I can decorate for Valentine’s Day – just a little – and St. Patrick’s Day – a lot. It’s always something here, isn’t it?