Today I am grateful I put the time and effort into taking down the outdoor Christmas decorations. I kept staring at them out the window, wondering how long it would take the snow on them to melt so I wouldn't have to somehow dry them off and wishing they would just take care of themselves. Alas, they aren't magical decorations, so after the kids went down for rest/nap today I went outside and took things down as quickly as I could. Our garland separated after some particularly heavy snow rested on it, and I had to put that back together as best I could; we'll see if I end up cursing myself next Christmas season. The lights were tangled up really bad as well, yet even though it took considerable time and effort, I was so relieved to finally have it taken care of.
Have a wonderful night!