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It’s not beginning to look a lot like Christmas in my house

It is not beginning to look a lot like Christmas

You know the song? The one that starts with the line, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Everywhere you go.”

If you came into my house right now. Like, RIGHT NOW, before I had a chance to clean it up and hide the clutter, you would sing, “It’s beginning to look a lot like a rummage sale.” Or you might sing, “It’s beginning to look like you were robbed and people dumped stuff everywhere. Or, “It’s beginning to look a lot like a laundromat.”

There is a Christmas tree and a nativity set, but they were hidden by the laundry and the Lego’s.

Remember when I said I cleaned out my garage? Here is the link to the story if you forgot. Winter Storm Electra helped me clean out my garage. But you can just stay here, and I will tell you about it.

I cleaned out my garage. I took some of the stuff to the thrift store, and some of it I put in the house. Well, most of it I put back in the house.There are five boxes of books in front of the bookcase, and there is a box of toys by the tree because my youngest daughter wanted to double-check that she wanted to get rid of the stuff she wanted to get rid of.

Half of her get rid of stuff is back in her bedroom.

It's not beginning to look a lot like Christmas

This morning I lay in bed and thought. Something is wrong. It doesn’t feel like Christmas. Why doesn’t it feel like Christmas?

Then I started to sing inside my head; my husband was still asleep. I didn’t want to start singing Christmas carols at five in the morning. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Hey! no it’s not. It is not beginning to look a lot like Christmas in my house.

My house looks like a rummage sale.

I forgot to think about Jesus.

Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus, and all I was thinking about was getting rid of clutter.

Today is December 21st. Christmas is in four sleeps. For the next three days I will not think about my getting rid of myMuffin Top or the boxes I have to sort through, and I will not think about my messy basement.

I will think about a little baby. The baby Jesus.

But beware clutter! Beware basement!You will not carry over into the New Year. I waged war on my Muffin Top yesterday when I wrote, “Mom, put your shirt on you are embarrassing me.”

December 26th is official “Wage War On The Clutter in The Basement Day.

After I eat my breakfast, I will put on Christmas Music and put the boxes in the basement.

I will focus on Jesus.

Happy Birthday little baby.

Is it beginning to look like Christmas in your home? Please tell me in the comments. I would love to chat.

It is beginning to look a lot like ChristmasThe boxes were put back in the basement

 

About Pamela Hodges

My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.

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  • La McCoy

    love it!

  • Michelle Salerno

    Well, you’re a step ahead of me: we officially. Over on Saturday and took two more truck loads today. So far, there are no lights on our trees/bushes outside, the nativity set isn’t unpacked yet and as for a tree- we have 1 little 12″ tree sitting on the island of the kitchen! Hopefully tomorrow we’ll be able to dig out the nativity, get a bigger tree up, & put the gifts under it. If I don’t get a chance to say it later– Merry Christmas!

  • Teresa Richardson

    My wire tree is up that my mom gave me and my jingle bells are on the front door. There is stuff piled on the floor, chairs, bookcases, counters.

  • Iya Hannum

    Bravo, friend, and thank you for unknowingly reinforcing my message this morning. If you haven’t already, ask your daughter what we talked about 🙂

    • Hello Iya,
      I will ask Timber what you talked about this morning. Now I am REALLY curious!

  • I didn’t do a lot of decorating this year, but I have done a fairly good job of cleaning out clutter. (Still more to go!) Blessing and Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    • Joan,
      You are a brave woman to clean out clutter. Merry Christmas to you and your family too!