Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sulky Sunday, and I do not mean thread!!

Mr O'Quilts was awakened at 7:30 this am because he was on call..He worked until 11am.  So now what does the man do to "relax"??????  He has decided to take down the Christmas tree.  I am crabby as crabby can be.  I love that Christmas tree.  It is still fresh and beautiful.  He is in there with classical music playing and down go the lights and down go the ornaments.  I am holed up grumpy in my sewing room.  On last night's messy table I found these, small HSTs from the corners of some quilt forever ago..whatever... I "relaxed" by sewing them into pinwheels.
   Mr. O'Quilts from the upstairs office has declared, once again, an austerity program.  He has given me, in the downstairs office, notice that he plans to retire and one day, he will come home and announce...."I retired today!!".  He said that there will be a transition period between paychecks, so financial prudence is the new word.  Now, that is an unpleasant prudence...hmmmm.  It is especially unfortunate since my PayPal finger has developed such muscle these past 6 months I have been injured!!!!
Now who sits around and sews 3.5 inch pinwheels...although they are kind of nice.  I just took a sneak onto the porch...UGH....I found the 24 big empty Christmas boxes waiting for me...sigh, guess tomorrow I will put away the snowman collection and the Santa collection.

Oh, he comes to so sweetly ask me to hold the base of the tree while he lifts it from the stand.  I must put my face into the sweet smelling tree and say goodbye.  It has been up a month and still is lovely.    Saying goodbye is always the hardest...blah, blah, blah!


Bridget said...

Your paypal finger! LOL!

Diane said...

At least your decor was up for a month. Our live tree goes up the week before Christmas and comes down the week after. I'm beginning to think, "What's the point of putting it up for such a short time?" The photos you posted of your tree and decorations were so lovely, I understand why you will miss them.

smazoochie said...

We decorated very little, so not so traumatic do un-decorate -- though I have yet to take things down.
I'm putting myself on a fabric diet (food diet, as well). My fabric acquisition is very clearly self-medication, I need to find my peace elsewhere.

Dora, the Quilter said...

It's usually hard for me to get organized to put up our tree (artificial). This year I couldn't get to my favorite ornaments because our outbuilding is loaded with teaching materials--so I settled for some others and didn't decorate until the 23rd or 24th. I told myself I could take things down earlier than usual (12 night) because they weren't my favorite--but still hate the idea of taking them down so soon. Since January is so dark and cold, I think they should be left up!