Third Day of Christmas

IMG_3700Wow!
Only the Third Day
Why is it starting to feel like it’s over, already?
Sunday of the Weekend After Christmas – feels like enough already, eh?
That’s Cultural.
You Choose!
These Twelve Days are Yours…
Getting Ready for Christmas.
It’s a Lot of Work.
Folks always enjoy visiting our Excessively Decorated Home at Christmastime.
It’s a Humble Apartment
Though Very Festive at this time of year…

Such Beautiful Decorations
KeepSakes and Family HeirLooms
Sparkling with Memories
Tastefully Arranged
Bright and Shining
It’s All So Beautiful…
So Christmassy…
Everyone Asks
How does this happen?

Here’s How:

Like This
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And This
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And This
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Some of This
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Elbow Grease
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Scrubbing the Tiles
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Laundering the Curtains and the Blankets
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Cleaning the Stove
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Under the Dish Drainer
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Behind the WindowBox
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Then, after all of the Cleaning is Done pull out the Boxes of Decorations
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Find the Newly Broken Ones

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Get out the Wire to repair ‘em
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Put ‘em back together
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Christmas is Way More Christmassy
When All of the Surfaces Sparkle
And All of the Glass Glistens…
Mirrors
Windows
Everything that Can Reflect Light
Right here, in the midst of the Shortest Days of the Year
And the Longest Nights
Everything Sparkles and Twinkles and Glows

And by Christmas Morning, it Looks Like This:
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So Full of Wonder…
And Way Too Beautiful to be thinking of taking it all down in just a few days
Keep it Up
Extend It
Celebrate it
It’s Your Choice

Oh, and one More thing…
Don’t forget to Add in the People…
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...and our Favorite OverNight Guest of the Season, Our New GrandNiece

…and our Favorite OverNight Guest of the Season, Our New GrandNiece

Life is Truly BEAUTIFUL!
Merry Christmas!

Day Three

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