Dixie Peach: Milestones and Accomplishments

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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Milestones and Accomplishments

Let it be known far and wide that it is the second day of January and my Christmas tree is down, back in its box and all its decorations completely put away. Well, except for the taking it down to the basement part. I know this doesn't sound like much to many of you but there are those of you out there who actually remember when my tree often didn't come down before my birthday in mid-January (as Darling Mollie once put it "It has to be up for Jesus' birthday, not yours!"), a few times not before Valentine's Day and one terrible year when I spent Palm Sunday taking down my Christmas tree.

The year I wheeled it on its rolling table into a spare room and threw a sheet over it and never took it apart doesn't count. Don't ask me just doesn't.

Today I was thinking that 2007 will be the anniversary of a few events. It'll mark thirty years since my sister graduated from college and my brother from high school and then I got to thinking about what anniversaries of my own will come up in 2007.

In 1967: I started Kindergarten. I learned to ride a bicycle.

In 1977: I French kissed for the first time. I learned to drive a car. I got really, really drunk for the first time. Two of those events are connected - I'll leave it up to you to guess which two.

In 1987: I bought my first house.

1997: I moved to Germany.

I'd like to think that I move up in events every ten years. I hope that mean that in ten years I won't be celebrating the anniversary of when I got my Christmas tree down in a timely fashion.



Blogger Marsha said...

You are one step ahead of me, my tree is still up, Lily made me plug it in and we are enjoying the lights just a little more. Happy New Year.

12:37 AM  
Blogger Hilda said...

We never take it down before January 6th, the feast of the Epiphany - or "Three Kings Day" as we call it.

My MIL's best friend keeps it up for a while, decorating it appropriately for Super Bowl, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day and finally Easter when she takes it down.

2:11 AM  
Blogger sari said...

Heavenly days, I'm shocked!

But in a good way! :-)

5:46 AM  
Anonymous Belinda said...

Since I went to the parents place for Christmas I thankfully don't have to take down a tree :D

Glad to see you're doing well hon!
big hugs.

8:22 AM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

I don't like stringing the lights *at all*, so putting mine up is the challenge. Taking it down is a joy! See, between you and me we make the perfect holiday decorator. :)

Mine's still up, but in my own defense I have to say I did scrape the Santa stickers off the window. 'Scrape' being the key word. No more Santa stickers for Christmas no matter how joyful and triumphant it makes G.

9:36 AM  
Blogger KlasMommy said...

Well I must say that I am very impressed! Your tree is down before Easter! I can't believe it! Mine was down by this past Friday, I had had all I could take of the Christmas decorations! So down it went! It's good to get the house back to order! I hope you and B have a very blessed 2007! Ours has started on a most pleasant note and aim to keep it that way!! My other half played a gig for NYE's and a bunch of our friends were there, so it was a rockin good time! Happy New Year! I look forward to your 2007 blog! BTW, where's my socks!!! :)

2:04 AM  

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