packing tree

On previous years I have seen bloggers tagging JusJoJan but didn’t catch on to the challenge.  This year I found it.  Thanks, Linda.  Be sure to check link below if you are in the dark about JusJoJan.  January 2nd prompt was to use a picture taken in the last week.  So this is my timely offering.

Now that Jesus is tucked away,***

We tuck away the Christmas tree.

Ninety percent off on this day,

Almost as good as getting stuff free!

Roger and ReNee do the work,

I go to the store and go beserk!

All those pretties awaited me,

Five hundred thirty dollars worth for just fifty three!



About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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  1. Yinglan says:

    Love that line, “…go to the store and go berserk.” 😄 My aunts were the same way when we went to Walmart the day after Christmas. Good for you for having your tree put away after Christmas. Mine is still up, plan to have it put away tomorrow. A lot of work to do. Wish me luck.

  2. oneta hayes says:

    Smiling at you. Thanks for enjoy my “berserk” moment. Notice I’m not joining in the take the tree down job. I do not like it. I’ve got to get my other stuff on door, windows, mantel, walls, shelves, put away. Then storing the tubs will be taken care of be one of the guys. As my sister said, “I worked all day making things less pretty.” That’s how I feel.

  3. Faye says:

    All of Christmas is still surround us here. Putting way begins tomorrow 5 and hopefully all sorted by 6th. Truth to tell the desperate situation in my Nation here in Australia means that ALL BHRISTIAN BELIEVERS are called to be in prayer. We are seeing such horrendous effects when fire ravages that we KNOW …only God holds the answer. Not judgement on innocent lives in turmoil but certainly those with eyes to see and spirits to respond KNOW we must collectively REPENT for all the sins against God we have seen happening in Australia. (same-sex marriage legalisation is but one. This must be our time to truly PRAY. we will pray for Mercy and repent from all that has been allowed to happy. I hold on to Christmas and remember the Goodness of God and also am reminded again of His absolute Holiness. Be prayerful NOW in America. UK and Europe. .

    • oneta hayes says:

      It is a urgent time for Christians to lift up their nations and other people who identify with Christianity. We see such immorality and Godlessness. Where God is not honored, evil abounds. Such demonic forces still cower to the Son of God. Sorry that your nation is suffering such destruction by fires. A lot of our fires are caused by regulations that prohibit foresting, leaving underbrush which lights and burns so easily. God help us. We are on a powder keg but it seems that people will turn to God only in times of trouble. Maybe souls will be saved. Hopefully.

  4. I laughed about your view of after Christmas shopping…..going beserk it very apt.
    Our tree is still up as well as all the decorations. We tend to get them up late and so we take them down late also.

    • oneta hayes says:

      I’m planning to get serious in a few days. 😀 The tree and ornaments are gone; ReNees stuff is packed. Mine is not. I went for the sales again. Walmart seventy five percent off. All kinds of little trinkets for 24 cents each.

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