What Goes Up Must Come Down

So it’s about that time again.  A lot of people say that taking down their Christmas decorations is depressing.  But not for me.  In fact, nothing is more depressing to me than seeing Christmas after New Years Day.  It’s almost as bad as the Valentines display I saw in A.C. Moore the week before Christmas.

What was up with THAT!?

Any-Who.  We have plans on New Years Day and on New Years Eve, so our decorations need to come down TODAY.  And I can’t WAIT.  I know, I’m certifiable.

But you see, it’s all about getting a fresh start to the New Year.  In fact, today is going to be all about getting a fresh start.

First thing this morning, I’m going to kick off the New Year with a trip to the gym.  I haven’t been in a week, and I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I think I miss it.  Is it possible that I’ve outgrown my allergy to exercise?

Or perhaps I’ve just finally found my niche.  I’ve discovered I love working out surrounded by people who are doing the same thing I’m doing.  This is as opposed to working out in my living room with the leg warmer clad Jane Fonda dictating to me from the TV and the dirty dishes calling my name from the nearby kitchen sink.  And I wondered why I could never stay committed to an exercise regimen.  Hmmm.

So for Christmas, my kids gave me earphones for Christmas.  Now when I’m walking on the treadmill, I will be able to actually hear the TVs on the wall.  Although I was getting pretty good at lip reading.  Hey, it was either that or get seasick reading a magazine.  But those days are history.  Now I can tune into the TVs with the rest of the gym rats.

Then I will hurry home and get started taking down our trees.  I always have these grand plans of organizing everything neatly and putting them all away in one place so that next year I can find everything easily.  But somehow it never quite works out that way.  I do believe Husband and I are organizationally challenged.  We have good intentions, though.

What about you?  When do you take down your decorations?  Do you do it all at once, or do you spread it out over several days?  (Or months?)