Saturday, December 29, 2007

Mrs Bale reports


Mrs Bale reluctantly reports that it is raining and dreary. It is 33º but feels like 28º, with winds from the west at 5 mph. Humidity is 92% and visibility is 6 miles.

And so, with the darkness outside and many lights on inside, I've decided to take down the tree and the house decorations. It just feels like a day to clean up, to organize, to make the house "spare" again after the abundance of Christmas beauty - "to everything there is a season."

7 comments:

  1. I have made note and even ordered some of the Christmas books you have mentioned here and am looking forward to getting them!
    Thanks!
    Leslie

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  2. We only just celebrated Christmas this morning, so it's a tad too early to take the tree and decorations down, although I'll be ready by New Year's Day! I prefer a "spare" room over all the clutter that comes during the holidays.

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  3. I love the cleaning-up-after-Christmas feeling maybe even more thant the getting-ready-for Christmas feeling, but my eight year old son has politely requested that I leave the tree up a little longer this year. How do I turn that down? I sometimes follow the tradition of taking it down on the Epiphany, but usually can't wait that long. We'll see! I love the closet - especially its proximity to the living room where the tree is displayed! Just perfect!

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  4. no shipping weather : ) I love Mrs Bale, so matter of fact and pricise. "Dinner in 3 1/2 minutes"

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  5. I saw Mrs. Bale and the wedding episode of Lionel's father last night. Great fun.

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  6. It is nice that Mrs Bale reports your unpleasnteries. I need a Mrs Bale. tee hee...

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  7. Thank you, abiding, for stopping by, and for your nice words.
    Les, I was thinking recently of Christmas as a vacation, a change from the rest of the year, that makes going back to "normal" more fun. And I feel inspired and energized just as I do after a vacation. We've changed a bunch of things around, and I'm tickled.
    Oh, Aisling, that is so precious. I think I'd happily exchange taking the tree down early for a little one in the house. :<)
    Patty, I love that precision, too! You may know that I have the whole set, and just enjoy it so much. I take pictures whenever she is on screen to have new views to put on the blog. :<)
    Jar, I love that episode.
    Lisa, she is just such a fun character. My daughter stopped by and said "who's that old lady on your blog?" :<)

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