LUCKY THIRTEEN – FIFTY-TWO NEW THINGS TO DO IN 2013: NO. 47

Christmas tree    Several years ago I got rid of half of the Christmas decorations I had in the attic.  Seriously there were six plastic tubs of things I kept for years.  I gave three of the tubs to my daughter and gave her the opportunity to take what she wanted.  Then I donated the rest to Hope Outreach http://www.hopeoutreach.org/ .  I got a skinny tree and cut my decorations in half.  And it felt good.  This year I got all the baubles down from the attic.  Three tubs, a box with the tree, and one box.  I still didn’t put all of them up.  I have seen them for so long, I just had to quit.  I couldn’t do it anymore.

I’m not the Grinch – even though my husband loves him.  But really!  Why do I have all this stuff?  I love Christmas, but I really don’t love all the clutter that happens when I put up the decorations anymore.  Have I finally grown up?  Am I just tired?  Maybe I have finally come to grips with what Christmas is all about without all the glitter.  And maybe that is okay.

Then I wrapped the presents.  That was when I decided I needed a bigger tree.    Christmas tree II Or maybe just one that has a bigger area to put presents under.  Oh good grief.  Here I go again! Is there any cure for the Christmas decoration disease I have contracted? I may be addicted.  I don’t hate decoration clutter; maybe I just need a change.

How is your tree this year?  Do you love it or are you already prepared to take it down?

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About peggylchambers

Peggy Chambers calls Enid, Oklahoma home. She has been writing for several years and is an award winning, three-time published author, always working on another. She spends her days, nights, and weekends making up stories. She attended Phillips University, the University of Central Oklahoma and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Enid Writers’ Club, and Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. There is always another story weaving itself around in her brain trying to come out. There aren’t enough hours in the day!
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4 Responses to LUCKY THIRTEEN – FIFTY-TWO NEW THINGS TO DO IN 2013: NO. 47

  1. luciesmoker says:

    Peggy, last year when I had the vertigo. We left sll the decorations in the attic and bought a Charlie Brown tree instead. It was different, to say the least.

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  2. Maybe that is what I need!

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  3. jammiekern says:

    Peggy I feel the same way-in all the ways. I love how the tree looks but it’s such a chore, kind of takes the fun out of it. I have an upcoming post at OKWB about Christmas trees so I thought this was pretty funny, surely we aren’t the only ones questioning the tradition! Cute home by the way!

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