Twelfth night is meant to be the time for clearing away greetings cards and festive decorations. In my book, some superstitions are best ignored. As I don’t receive some mail till early January, mostly from abroad, my cards stay up longer and the last to arrive are the last to disappear. Thus, I span the Western and the Eastern festive dates.
My decorations are the cards people send me. Switch on candle glow (LED’s) provide an atmospheric friendly warmth. The little candles (tea lights) have been tucked away. A couple of stocky gold coloured ones have not. They glitter and look quite pretty when daylight turns into twilight, even if they are not lit.
Tomorrow we have a recycling collection. The bulk of the cards – not the late arrivals – have been sorted between those that will be a keepsake, (just a few) or those needing some attention. The others, will provide material for recycling. Our collectors do not want anything with metallic finishes, which includes glitter. Lots of cards have those pretty finishes. The best I can do is to separate re-usable bits of a card from those bits that are not. That was late morning……..
….Even later morning, I seem to have spent hours sorting out a small area of desk. The quarter truth is, some of the space on the desk has been created by shoving some stuff to the right of it, (probably, should be ‘right off it’). I am trying to be tough on myself…about bits of paper (cringe). I know it will be worse before it gets better.
Early afternoon……hubs interrupts my bits of paper throw away flow. “Are you having any lunch?”