11.19.2007

holiday time is starting

With Thanksgiving upon us, and the Christmas season peering at me from around the corner (literally, around the corner - neighbors already have their lights up - which, I would like to note, is a neighborhood violation - you know how strict they are in my 'hood - I hope those peeps get a letter), I decided to take inventory of my holiday items.

We have a lovely Harry Potteresque closet under our stairwell that stores all things not to be seen. Some are put away in storage bins, nicely organized as if I had watched an episode of Mission: Organization and set to organizing my own items that very same day. Other items are scattered on the ground, or on top of boxes, waiting for a bout of organization to set in so they can be rescued from their respective piles. I parted the jackets at the front of the closet (which is very convenient, not only for quick coat retrieval on our bitter cold mornings of fifty degrees, but also as a curtain to mask the items hiding within) and scanned the contents for the Christmas bins.

Of course, they were at the back of the closet. When I say the back of the closet, imagine a long, dark tunnel, in which you can scarcely make out the end. Okay, well, a bit shorter than that (but not much) and fine, we have a light in it, so you can actually see in the back, but whatever. It is still hard to maneuver around in, as it is below the stairwell, and I can only get in the back portion if I am squatting. Or hunching. Which never works out, because if I am hunching, I get the urge to stand up straight, and inevitably, knock my noggin so hard at least one or two useless trivia items fall out each time. Instead, I squat and waddle around in there like a penguin. On a tiny iceberg, since there are only about 2 square inches of floor space available for shuffling.

I set to making the trek to the back of the closet to retrieve the Christmas bins. I picked up the first one... not too heavy (but certainly not light) and started backing out, lifting it over the other items in its way. Knocked over one other box (one of my famous boxes of junk that I have yet to unpack - maybe someday I will do that and let you know what is in it) and of course, hit my head on the growth stunted ceiling. Phew. One down, one to go.

The second box was holding coal for stockings, based on the weight. I am certain I pushed it into its current resting spot last year, but since that time, many other things have landed in its path. So, I got the bright idea to try to lift it out. I had the "this is not a good idea" flash as I was lifting it out, but somehow managed to avoid serious injury.

With my loot retrieved, I opened the boxes as if it were Christmas morning. And strangely enough, was just as surprised! Last year, I apparently bought Christmas cards at an after Christmas sale. Now I just have to start writing them. Maybe if I open the box of cards, I will find them already written. Wishful thinking...

9 comments:

Suzanne said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Alisa Hamilton said...

Ugh. I'm so not looking forward to all of this holiday craziness, and I'm jealous of your surprise holiday card treasure that you found. Do you think that it's possible that when I open my boxes, there will be presents already wrapped?

- J.L.O. said...

So, will you'll be going along with the neighborhood chorus of Christmas lights and song?

s said...

彌月禮 彌月禮盒 股市分析 股市億萬贏家 股票行情 股票教學 8股票軟體 實驗動物 徵信 徵信社 外遇 草本茶 養生茶 有機茶 送禮 花草茶 茶包 果粒茶 上海自由行 北京自由行 杭州旅遊 便宜機票 旅行社 旅遊網 泰國清邁 團體旅遊 簽證 水管不通 抽化糞池 洗水塔 消毒 馬桶 馬桶不通 通水管通馬桶 化糞池 抽水肥 團體服 團體服 團體服訂做 手提紙袋 手提袋 包裝紙盒 包裝紙袋 包裝盒 紙盒印刷 紙盒訂裝 紙袋工廠 紙袋包裝 紙袋印刷 漆彈 台中漆彈場 3 漆彈 宜蘭民宿 宜蘭住宿 宜蘭飯店 花東旅遊 訂房網 訂房網 網路訂房 線上訂房 肉毒桿菌

s said...

Precision Mold 水餃 拉麵 泡菜 美食 食品批發 9團購美食 養生涼麵 麵條 麵條製作 香港自由行 澳門自由行 法律事務所 律師 律師事務所 離婚 搬家公司 Electronic PCB Flex PCB Heavy Copper PCB Industrial PCB Medical PCB Microwave PCB PCB RF PCB Rigid-Flex PCB seo 統一發票3 4月 統一發票7 8月 統一發票1 2月 統一發票9 10月 統一發票9 10月 統一發票5 6月 seo 水晶燈 流行燈飾 原裝進口燈飾 照明 洗包包加盟 洗鞋子 洗鞋加盟 洗鞋店 創業 鞋之澡堂 消防公司 消防設備 消防設備 崴立機電 機電 環保袋 環保袋 環保袋 環保袋 地板施工 超耐磨地板

s said...

滷味加盟 滷味宅配 滷味批發 滷味食材 滷雞翅 10滷雞腳 魯味 店面出租 店面出售 店面租賃 租店面 租辦公室 買辦公室 店面出租 皮膚科 皮膚科診所 肉毒桿菌 肉毒桿菌瘦臉 柔膚雷射 玻尿酸 飛梭雷射 脈衝光 除斑 iso iso認證 Ohsas 18001 品質管理 教育訓練 台北搬家公司 桃園搬家公司 搬家公司 新竹搬家公司 搬家公司 整形 整形 韓風整形 韓風整形 早餐店加盟 創業加盟店 創業開店 開店創業 巴里島 牙周病 牙周病治療方法 牙齒美白 植牙 植牙費用 沙發 上順旅行社 大興旅行社 五福旅行社 天喜旅行社 天福旅行社 日本自由行 日本訂房 日本旅行社 日本旅遊 日本機票 洗包包

s said...

公益彩券 公益團體 捐款 健康食品 慈善 11慈善基金會 慈善機構 愛心捐款 義賣 義賣活動 全身健康檢查 肝癌 身體檢查 健康檢查 乳癌 外遇 徵信社 徵信 Odm Oem代工廠 塑膠射出 塑膠射出成型 塑膠射出模具 模具 模具設計 模具廠 室內設計 裝潢 工商登記 公司登記 投審會 會計師 會計師事務所 OBU 素食月子餐 網頁設計 網頁設計公司 seo 關鍵字廣告 網路行銷 網路廣告 水餃 台北素食餐廳 吃素 素食 素食水餃 素食餐廳 健康飲食 團購美食 素食食譜 素食料理 麻糬
團購美食 彌月禮盒 交友 相親 相親銀行

s said...

滷味加盟 滷味宅配 滷味批發 滷味食材 滷雞翅 12滷雞腳 魯味 店面出租 店面出售 店面租賃 租店面 租辦公室 買辦公室 店面出租 皮膚科 皮膚科診所 肉毒桿菌 肉毒桿菌瘦臉 柔膚雷射 玻尿酸 飛梭雷射 脈衝光 除斑 iso iso認證 Ohsas 18001 品質管理 教育訓練 台北搬家公司 桃園搬家公司 搬家公司 新竹搬家公司 搬家公司 整形 整形 韓風整形 韓風整形 早餐店加盟 創業加盟店 創業開店 開店創業 巴里島 牙周病 牙周病治療方法 牙齒美白 植牙 植牙費用 沙發 上順旅行社 大興旅行社 五福旅行社 天喜旅行社 天福旅行社 日本自由行 日本訂房 日本旅行社 日本旅遊 日本機票 洗包包

s said...

DC Jack 徵信社 心絲蟲 白內障 狗皮膚病 動物醫院 腎衰竭 寵物住宿 寵物醫院 獸醫師 獸醫院 13出軌 徵信 徵信公司 徵信社 外遇 通姦 植牙 加盟 早餐店加盟 創業 化糞池 馬桶不通 通馬桶 清潔公司 中華湯包 彌月蛋糕 手工水餃 水餃 加盟創業 宅配美食 冷凍宅配 創業加盟 湯包 中華湯包 湯包 月子中心 坐月子 坐月子中心 坐月子餐 到府坐月子 坐月子中心台中 坐月子中心台北 月子餐 滷味 月子餐外送 月子餐食譜 結婚金飾 鑽石婚戒 塑膠袋 塑膠袋批發 塑膠袋工廠 塑膠袋 塑膠袋批發 飛梭雷射