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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

I am my fathers' daughter!


My father was not really a superstitious person, except in three areas.
1. If a cat, and it did not matter the color of the cat, crossed in front of him, he would always cross out the cat with his finger in mid air.
2. He would never, ever sign his name with red ink. This goes back to accounting class, when accounts were hand written in black(+) or red(-) ink. As a business man who owned a trucking company, he wanted the books to show at the end of the year it was in the black!
3. All Christmas decorations HAD to be down and packed away before the stroke of midnight on New Year Eve. He felt all business of the previous year had to be complete and finished and that included the Christmas decorations.
So as you can see from the naked tree above, I am well on my way to having all my decorations down and put away by midnight on the 31st. The tree is officially down & out the door. The other stuff will remain in place until next Monday. Tomorrow, with good weather, the lights outside, will be down and put away. It is hard giving up old habits that one has followed for ??? years! The year 2007 is slowly coming to an end. So I too must clear out 2007 and get ready for 2008!

3 comments:

Quilt Memories said...

It is the time!!!!!!!!! I, too, try to get everything put away before the new year. If I had not promised to help do INVENTORY at SO, mine would have all been down and put away today, but will get it this weekend. Once there are no gifts under a tree, I can't stand it, they just seem so out of place. Hope you and yours had a very Merry Christmas and are looking forward to a great New Year. Happy Quilting,

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

You're on your way. I refrain from putting it all away until Epiphany, another family tradition. We learn what we live.

Rose Marie said...

I leave my decorations up until the Polish Xmas.
Many thanks for visiting my blog. I couldn't reply back on your comment as your email is 'no-reply'. You wondered if the trees were paper pieced .... yes they are. Glad that you like the bag! Happy New Year.