So a few weeks ago I mentioned that I had put away Christmas. Well, that was just the inside Christmas. I still had the outside Christmas to handle.
So Sunday I decided that Christmas had survived at the Gonzalez house long enough and I took it down. No more blue icicle lights around the entire house. No more cancer-ridden reindeer that looked like a dying dog in the tanbark by the garage. No more “Merry Christmas” lighted in the front yard. No more snowlakes under the front window.
It was, for a moment, almost sad. Then I realized “It is freaking January. Midway through even. This should have been done long ago.”. And the grinch in me came out just long enough to smile at the work he had accomplished.