Some Progress.

By 5 o’clock yesterday, my mom’s place was a mess starting to take shape.

We successfully transferred five carloads from my sister’s basement and mine and started unpacking it all. Much of the two carloads that came from my basement were Christmas decorations. Years ago, my mom stopped putting up a Christmas tree and started collecting Santas. It’s amazing how just a few decorations can transform the place!

She added only one Santa to her collection this year – a birthday gift from all of us. We bought this little guy (he’s about 6″ tall) in Sitka; it’s a nice memento of our trip together. Thankfully, we were able to find him among all the boxes and he’s now happily sitting on that mantel, too.

Today, the two PODS are getting unpacked. Hopefully today’s photo will include furniture (and not too many unpacked boxes). and much later tonight, I might even have time for a little knitting and some twinkle lights.

We bought an artificial tree this year and I’m loving it. It took about 5 minutes to setup, doesn’t shed or need water (wow, it’s so nice not to have to sweep under it every day) and has six different light settings. So far, we’ve kept them simple – clear and bright – but when I got home last night, Marc had them multi-colored; I must admit, they’re pretty! Truly, there is nothing better at the end of the day than sitting with my knitting and enjoying those lights.

Wishing you twinkle-light joy, too!

13 thoughts on “Some Progress.

  1. I hope you get plenty of time basking in the twinkle lights tonight — and maybe a nice glass of wine to go with your knitting. XO

  2. You deserve time to put your feet up and knit. The multi-colored lights are my favorite as they remind me of my childhood trees. May all go well as you get your mother settled into her new digs and she makes it her own!

  3. While you are unpacking the Pods, we will be loading up a truck to take the last of dad’s stuff off to be donated so both of our parents (and you and I) can settle in for Christmas.

  4. You've got so much going on! I hope you'll grab a lot of extra time next week to enjoy those lights, some knitting and Sara!

  5. yay for your mom!! I've had a fake tree for almost 20 years. I leave it up so long that a real one won't last. Also I like knowing it's safer.

  6. I am hoping that the Unpacking Fairies arrive tonight and your work tomorrow will be practically nothing! It looks like things are coming together, even if it feels slowly, it will get done!

  7. Unpacking is a lot of work — hopefully, you got some time to relax with your knitting and enjoy your beautiful tree. : ) Hope the rest of the move goes smoothly and quickly.

  8. LOVE the Santa from Sitka – what a great memento. It's a lot of work, but at least there are a number of you to help your Mom!!

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