Well, Christmas is over and like every year before, I face my usual January dilemma -- when MUST I take down my Christmas decorations?
Most of my neighbors had every sign of Christmas removed by the evening of the 26th! If it weren't for the trees lying out by the curb, one might never know that just the day before planes were having trouble finding Charlotte airport because of all the lights shining up from my neighborhood here in Salisbury!
WHAT IS THE RUSH????
I've been told that the holidays are so hectic, people are just ready to get things back to normal.
What?? The shopping is over, the gift-giving, the parties, the dinners...the hectic part of Christmas is over! Now is the time we can truly enjoy the peace and the quiet and the serenity of sitting in the soft glow of Christmas lights and candles and shiny Christmas balls!
My house never feels so warm and peaceful and inviting as it does when it is aglow with the lights of Christmas. Gives me a feeling of good will toward all men.
I'm just never excited to pack that away.