Truly superficial dilemma

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  1. mmswm

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    I usually leave my tree up unti epiphany, but this year I took it down late last night because it had gotten really brown and dry and I was afraid to leave it up any longer. Now, I also have two mini trees that sit on a side table in this useless open space between my living room and dining room, along with the other Christmas decorations.

    Now, the question is this. Should I leave the rest of the Christmas stuff up, or should I pack it all away for next year? On the one hand, I really want to keep it up until epiphany, but on the other, now that I have all the boxes out again, and the ornaments down and packed, I just want to get it all packed and put away so I can get my house back in order.

    What would you do?
     
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  3. Tasha

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    I'd put it all away while the boxes are out.
     
  4. smalltowngal

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    Our try is looking brown and has drooped down a lot so we're taking it down tomorrow and while I have DH in the mood we're going to put away all of the decorations.
     
  5. Go 4th

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    Since the 12 days of Christmas are actually AFTER Christmas, and not before as most think, I used to wait until after that to take it down. My dad is crazily superstitious and says it is bad luck to take it down before the New Year. However, the past few years, I try to get it down before the break is over, cause once school starts back, things are hectic enough. I like to start the year off with a fresh clean house. I've been cleaning out cabinets all evening. :)

    Take it on down! :)
     
  6. TeacherShelly

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    Take it down while you have the boxes out.
     
  7. Sarge

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    Why do you need an epiphany to take your tree down?

    I just need my wife to tell me to go upstairs and get the boxes.
     
  8. TeacherShelly

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    LOL~!!!
     
  9. mmswm

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    It seems the vote is to put everything away. I guess I'll do that tomorrow :)
     
  10. TeacherGroupie

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    No! No! Wait! If the Epiphany was good enough for the Wise Men,...

    (TG: Ever The Troublemaker.)
     
  11. mmswm

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    You're still outvoted :D
     
  12. TeacherGroupie

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    Shoot. Voted off the island...

    Spelling hint for you: it's a di-lemma 'two lemmas': in this case, the lemmas or propositions are merely mutually exclusive rather than being equally bad news.
     
  13. mmswm

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    ahhhh, also leave it to you to explain spelling issues in math/logic terms :D. Thanks :)
     
  14. TeacherGroupie

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    I don't do that for just anybody, either, you know.
     
  15. mmswm

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    I feel so loved :wub:
     
  16. TeacherGroupie

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    As well you should, though not alone for that reason...
     
  17. Irishdave

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    Obama would say take it down
     
  18. Ms. I

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    Christmas is my favorite holiday & it's kind of a shame that it lasts only another 24 hrs just like any other day, but I think definitely by mid to late January at the latest, it's time to put away the Christmas stuff.

    Actually, it would be nice if Christmas & our birthdays lasted for 2 days so we can really savor it. But then, no one's stopping us from still celebrating for days!
     
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    Oh, and you fixed the spelling, mm! Now I feel loved!
     
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    :)
     
  21. love2teach

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    I see Christmas as month long celebration! The songs and decorations are out in my house by the first weekend in December....I love that cards, gifts and parties can be spread out all month long!!! Heck, I am going to a Christmas party next week!!
     
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    Well, everything's packed away. I feel a little sad, but I just couldn't take the risk of fire with the tree as dry as it was. :(
     
  23. Ms. I

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    Good idea! :)
     
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    We took everything down today as well, though the lights outside are still up. Our tree was looking bad, and like you, I was afraid of a fire hazard.
     
  25. Proud2BATeacher

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    I'll be packing up on either Jan. 1st or 2nd... I love turning on the lights on my tree at night:).
     
  26. paola66

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    I haven't this problem with my wonderful artificial fireproof tree...:):):):):):):):):):):).
    I can enjoy my imitation fir until Epiphany ;)
     
  27. Sarge

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    We have a fake tree and plastic ornaments. The tree has built in lights.

    We use plastic ornaments because our cats like to climb it. I'm thinking of securing the ornaments to the tree with zip ties. Then the two little furry knuckleheads can climb until their hearts content. And the tree will work upside down as well as right side up.
     
  28. paola66

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    ...I've THREE cats...I perfectly understand you...:lol:
     
  29. mmswm

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    My cats, oddly enough, behaved themselves this year. I didn't have the first cat related tree problem, and I have three of the little boogers.
     
  30. Blue

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    I am so glad to get back to my normal routines, and I told my husband to get the tree out the door.
     

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