When the Garland Comes Down


Staircase GarlandIt’s the first thing I decorate.  Right after Thanksgiving, my wonderful stair railings are covered in draping greenery, velvet poinsettias, red feathered birds of all sizes, huge gold Christmas balls, swirling gold ribbon. 

And it’s the last thing to come down.  I put it off for as long possible because it’s just so special.  Left up to me, our staircase would have been one straight line along the wall.  (No, left up to me it would have been a ladder.)   But my amazing husband builds gorgeous houses, and I’m beyond blessed to have lived in this barn with these elegant stairs.

Well, today was the day.  The calendar is filling up with appointments and events, so it’s time to wrap up the holidays and get down to business.

That’s what it means when the garland comes down.  There’s work to be done.  Deadlines to meet.  This year I’ve been looking so forward to is now upon me.  Time to buckle down.

2016, you’ve been on my mind with great anticipation.  I’m ready for the journey.

Job one – deal with this amazing new gadget from Santa Baby.  (He knows how new gadgets vex me, and yet the man continues to challenge me with better technology!)

It’s almost 3:30, Tuesday afternoon.  Let’s just see how long it takes me to get a photo on this thing, get my blog dashboard pulled up, and somehow manage to get these words and a photo published to my website. 


 Alrighty then, it’s almost 4:00.  To the casual reader, this accomplishment may not seem like much.   If I hit “Publish” and this works, I’m going to feel like a million bucks!  Happy 2016!  Bring it!


2 Responses to “When the Garland Comes Down”

  1. Betty says:

    You have the patience to learn these new gadgets. I have to ask Anna what I need to do. She is only 9, but she will figure it out. Love you page and miss the News paper. Betty

  2. Sandy says:

    Thank you, Aunt Betty!
    Patience is required to learn new gadgets… but mainly it’s the fear of not being able to operate if I don’t figure things out. Can’t get left in the technology dust!

    I sure enjoyed having that column in the paper, but am thankful to be taking a break. Looking forward to enjoying my blog again.

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