The fury of the season is over for this happy domicile. After working most of the days on or around the holidays, on my first day off after the weekend, I started the monumental and incredibly complicated task of putting Christmas away.
It’s kind of a sad ritual because there’s no music and the tree was completely dried out and didn’t really smell like Christmas anymore. It was just me (with terriers) because everyone else was back to work and school.
I know I sound really disappointed and a little down right now and I have to confess, I am because I didn’t find any overlooked presents as I dismantled the tree. It would have made my day to come across this:
Or even this clever fellow to help me finish the dreaded task quickly so we could go off and solve mysteries and murders for the rest of the day: