Monday, February 05, 2007

Confession Is Good For Ending Procrastination ~ Hopefully!

I wasn't sure what I wanted to write about today so I decided that I would confess something that I am really embarrassed about.
It is February 5th and I still have not taken down my Christmas tree. I have been looking at it for the past 3 weeks thinking to myself, I really need to take my tree down.
The lights have started coming off the bottom of the tree and pooling at the bottom and my cats have batted off the bottom layer of ornaments so they are randomly scattered under my tree. My tree skirt is completely covered in cat hair as the cats have decided that underneath the tree is the perfect place to snooze and I am considering chucking it all together.
My tree is beautiful and has lots of pretty ornaments on it. But enough is enough. I need to just drag out the boxes and get it all taken down and put away.

Is there anything you want to confess? I don't want to be the only one.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

I might post some sort of comment tomorrow.

Freckle Face Girl said...

I was too lazy to put up Christmas decorations, so I can't say anything. :)

Tara said...

As long as there is snow on the ground, you could probably keep yoru Christmas tree up a little longer. ;)

Okay, let's see. I'm about to order something at work that I was told to order back in November. I pray on the absentmindedness of my managers. But it finally made me feel a little guilty today and am in the process of getting an order approved for it and then I'll order the thing.

Gunfighter said...

I confess that we were the last people on our block (as we are every year, intentionally) to take down our Christmas decorations on MLK day.

Rachel said...

Anonymous ~ Looking forward to it.

Freckle ~ You were moving so you have an excuse. Right?

Tara ~ Thanks for trying to make me feel better.
Was my post what made you feel guilty? I hope not. Procratinators of the world need to unite.

Gunfighter ~ At least your procrastination was intentional. Mine is pure laziness.

playtah said...

My tree is still up too. I'm thinking of just throwing some hearts and clovers on it and keeping it up thru March. :)

Beth said...

We only took ours down last week and I really didn't want to, even then. And we still have the garland and lights twined along the mantel because we've decided it just looks wintery.

And since we came back home last night to find our plumbing was frozen (they are still trying to get us water as I type this) and since school was closed for the kid (44 below with wind chill, they say) and since I couldn't have a shower....ummmmm....we're still in our pj's.

Lydia said...

Well I didn't put up any Christmas decorations so nothing to confess there. In fact I can't think of anything to confess. Either I've conveniently forgotten what I've left undone, I'm that boring or life's that dull! LOL

reformattingmybrain said...

My tree came down right away - it always does. But I can confess this... even though everything is taken down - it made it to my garage and is in a huge pile and hasn't been put away. Everyday I trip over all the crap and cuss myself out for not putting it away yet. My reason... it's FREEZING out there - I keep waiting for a nice day to be outside. Might be a while.

Egan said...

Are you a family member of mine? You lived in Washington state at one point so maybe there's some connection.

Here's my confession: I almost called in sick today since I have 183 hours of sick time. I decided against it since blogging at home kind of sucks.

Rachel said...

Playtah ~ Your tree is itty bitty. Mine is like 7 feet tall. If it was little I might just consider adding hearts of shamrocks. I don't think I can get away with a huge tree though.

Beth ~ I wish I was still in my PJ's. My pipes haven't frozen because my toilet runs all the time and I can't figure out how to fix it (thank goodness for well water)

Lydia ~ I wish I didn't have anything to confess. My list is so long it is atrocious. I blame it all on my super comfy couch. I sit down on it and fall asleep. All the time!

Reformat ~ Let's make a deal. I promise that I will take down my tree and put everything away by Saturday, February 10th if you put the stuff away in your garage. Better yet, get the hubby to do it.

Egan ~ I grew up in Washington State. I moved away when I was 24. Lived in Grays Harbor County until 15 and then lived in Pierce County until 24. I don't know of any relatives name Egan but who knows, wanna claim a kinship? I think you are pretty cool.
Oh and I am tempted to call in almost every day. I am not in love with my job. At all!!

reformattingmybrain said...

Ah man Rachel - I can't make that happen - the 10th is my son's birthday - I'll be busier than all get out with a party at the bowling alley and then extra kids at my house. Can I have an extension? I gave a good reason! :-) Pleeeeeease! hehehehe

David in DC said...

I confess to being a sometime- thespian. And I live with a philatelist.

Dennis said...

I haven't put one up in 2 years so what does that say about me?

Rachel said...

Reformat ~ You have until February 15th. Can you handle that?

David In D.C. ~ Thespians are fun. So dramatic!! Stamp collecting huh? Not something that I know much about.

Dennis ~ That you are a sad, sad, lonely man... Or that you are still remodeling and since you live alone it isn't a priority. Take your pick.

reformattingmybrain said...

My goal: Pack Christmas stuff away by February 15th. Or better yet... Get husband to pack Christmas stuff away by the 15th :-) hehe

Hilly said...

LMAO on the Christmas tree!

Here's my confession: I still have a Christmas present sitting on the bar in the kitchen that I have yet to give to someone....uh, her boyfriend works with Shawn so I could have easily sent it!

Egan said...

And you think I didn't do my research... I totally knew you grew up here. I'm all over Blogger profiles before commenting.

Sick time, I'm actually feeling a tiny bit under the weather so I think tomorrow will be nice.

laughingattheslut said...

I did not feel up to doing the whole Christmas decorating this year.

If I had done any outside decorating, the place where I lived orders that it be taken down by the 15th of January, and if it is not done by a week or two after that, someone is hired to do it for you, and you get the bill.

I think I have that thing where you don't get enough light and you're not happy for a while. I think people should just take down the tree and Rudolph and Santa and the red and green blinking lights, in January, but they should leave up the icicle lights and the solid color lights and just any of that other stuff that is cheerful but doesn't just scream Christmas.
They would never allow that here because of the electric bill, but it would be nice if other people did that.

So I have nothing to confess about Christmas decorations. However, I moved a wig-head and a paper towel holder into the bathroom about two weeks before Halloween to work on my costume. I only put them back in their proper place last week.

Some of my other Halloween stuff stays out year-round, but that is on purpose.

Anonymous said...

Make sure the wig head stays well hidden, or it might be counted as a person and trigger some sort of occupancy regulation.

laughingattheslut said...

Thanks for the advice, but the wig-head does not drive a car, so no one will care.

Anonymous said...

I sure hope it stays that way. There are enough brainless heads behind the wheels of automobiles as it is.

Churlita said...

I have a live tree, so I have to take it down by New Year's or stress out about fire.

I have a lot to confess, but I think I got most of it out on your post about breaking the law.

Wanderlusting said...

I confess that it took me over six months of procrastination to finally finish my first history essay. I did it in two hours.

Me+Discipline = uh oh

Sister Mary Lisa said...

I confess that my husband took down all our decorations. Again. As he does every holiday. He even put UP the Easter, Halloween, and majority of Christmas stuff and took it all down. He knows if it were up to me, it'd never get done.

Sigh.