Monday, January 4, 2010

For The Love of New Years...


I suppose I should stop ranting about how I don't like New Year's. Then again, I suppose I should stop doing a lot of things that I have no intention of stopping. So, I will continue my rant and rave, and see if I can't lose all of my readers on my 3rd day back.

So right now we are dismantling Christmas. You know, that whole "get organized" New Year's thing? Know how things get worse before they get better? Well that is the stage we are in. I've got bins of stuff out all over the house, partially filled and waiting for me to continue the job. Trouble is, I've kind of lost interest in this whole packing up thing. Sean has never possessed an interest in packing up, which brings me to the next situation.
In addition to the bins that are around, we are currently sporting a very, very, VERY dead tree. I undecorated it yesterday, with some reluctant helpers. Sean got the lights off of it, and then it was time for church. I figured that of course, immediately after church, it would be his priority to drag the tree out of the house. Wrong. Instead, I come to find that he has to write 9, YES 9 employee reviews that were due, oh, THE NEXT DAY. Tree continues to grace living space.

Why haven't I drug out the tree? Good question. The primary reason is that I tend to be, oh, how shall we put it...an orthopedic nightmare? Don't believe me? Case in point:

1. I blew out my ACL in my knee playing in a baby pool with my kids.
2. I tore the main tendons in my foot putting on a high heeled shoe.


After a few reconstructive surgeries on various joints and appendages, I generally try to avoid things like dragging giant dead trees out of the house, because inevitably I will hurt myself and then be out of commission for months. On top of that, it is now a matter of principal. He needs to get the tree out of the house.

Until then my friends, I am relegated to this view, which I will share with you all...
EXHIBIT A - GROWING A PINE NEEDLE CARPET

EXHIBIT B- NOTE THE SEE THROUGH FEATURE ON THE TREE

Ok kids, time for our first game of the year!!! Take a minute, ponder, than answer this question...


WHEN WILL THE TREE GET TAKEN OUT OF THE HOUSE??

A. Monday

B. Tuesday

C. Wednesday

D. Thursday

5 comments:

MommyC said...

I'm going with E - sometime over the weekend. What will I win??

Mellisa - Chinook Jewelry said...

I think you win a bag of dry pine needles... I'm going to pass on this contest :)

Beth said...

Hahaha! Mommy C guessed it!

Snappy Di said...

Ummm, two words here.... Fire. Hazard.

Hope you get the tree out come heck or high water. Happy New Year!

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Megan said...

I'll say Wednesday... although I think the kids would have fun dragging it out. You just need a Roomba stat!