Notice I said half of my decorations. This means that at one point, I was taking them down and somehow did not finish…this was several weeks ago.
It reminds me of the time, around December, that I left my Autumn decorations up. Yes, I had a scarecrow, a sunflower welcome sign, and a pumpkin collection out in my front yard, and since my husband was not of the procrastinating persuasion this year, they were combined with Christmas lights. It took a new (and apparently honest) friend to walk up to my door and say, “Nice scarecrow” for me to even remember to retire the poor guy (that’s what I get for inviting a very talented decorator over).
So, it’s midway through January and I still have a few nutcrackers lying around, and I’m not just talking about my family here.
Confession: I have not finished sending out my Christmas cards. I plan on addressing the rest and sending them on their merry way, with a line scribbled on the envelope to the effect of, “Better late than never”. People keep telling me to just call it a Happy New Year card, but that would be hard to do without a permanent marker since they say Happy Holidays and have a Christmas tree on them…and when I think about it…so what?
In matters of feeding my children, loving my husband, brushing my teeth, reading my bible, and meeting with my God, I strive to be on time no matter what. There are so many things in my life that can overwhelm me, but instead of curling up in a corner I will hold my head up high and remember that “better late than never” is also “better late than crazy”.