Same here. To me, New Years is still so intrinsic to the Christmas and Holiday season it's not even a question if decorations should come down before it. I consider the full official holiday season to last until the Sunday after New Years. That's just how it was when I was growing up with Christmas break lasting until that Sunday, and so I always considered the holidays to extend until then and have carried that with me throughout my life. So nowadays it's only then that I even consider taking things down. Actually taking them down, on the other hand, can take another week or two (regrettably, when it does start to feel kind of weird with the whole world having been over and done with the holidays for some time, and I've still got Christmas decorations up).At home, I just don't want to touch my Christmas decs until after New Year's ... next weekend, at the earliest. I'm getting those sad little pangs thinking about it, but I get just about as sad seeing them up when the rest of the world is back to its non-holidays self.
I'm sorry to hear it Binger. Prayers for a peaceful 2017 for you!Wanted to pop in and say thanks for another year. It was a very very difficult one for me and I am not here physically like I usually am though I think often of this site and the joy and friendship it has brought me over the years, Here is to a better 2017
It may be Seawaters you're thinking of. She's not on here often but she is doing well!Hi all, just wanted to stop by and say Happy New Year. Also, my memory is fading but can anyone tell me who was the lady who retired from being a teacher and I think she had cancer? I hope she is doing well and does she still post here?