It started about the middle of last week….the desire to get rid of stuff…. That’s the nice thing about this time of year. It’s as if God has given us a new chance to get it right. It has been my lifelong goal to be an organized person. Instead of being organized, I am the opposite. I am sentimental and have a hard time parting with anything that might have a memory attached. I know it’s silly and it’s only an item. So once again I am going to muster up all my strength and try to eliminate clutter. My goal is to store nothing on the floor! Isn’t that an awful habit? Have any of you tried the Fly Lady approach to cleaning and organizing? I never have but somehow I am getting her emails again. (cluttering up my mailbox!)
We had a nice Family Oriented Christmas. I love the week between Christmas and New Year’s. It’s always a nice calm down time. My mother always comes home with us during this time and we enjoy a bit of shopping, Scrabble and card playing. We ate too many cookies and vowed to throw out the ones we really didn’t like.
Mr. Brown Socks shared his awful cold with me over the holidays. The only good thing to come out of this is a discovery I made.
Have you ever slept in your guest room? Hoping to avoid his cold and to try and sleep without listening to his coughing spells, I took my flannel pj body down to the guest room. Oh my! I learned two things by doing this! First of all the pillows on that bed are AWFUL! I’ve already apologized to my sister who sleeps in that room more than anyone. One was too lumpy. One was too hard. Out of four I never did find one that was just right. So I now have new pillows on my shopping list. How do you know which one to buy? It’s not like we can try them out in the store!! The other thing I noticed was it’s dark as the Ace of Spades in that room. I had to feel my way to the bathroom. A nightlight is needed to help guests find their way in the middle of the night. Think about sleeping where you place your guests. You might learn something! I’m glad I did.
Along with the cold I discovered a positive. My irritated throat longed for something hot and soothing. This tea is really, really good! It’s different from Peppermint tea. This green tea also has orange peel, vanilla and mint, blackberry leaves, carob, cinnamon and a few other flavorings. It is so good I stopped at Target to see if I could find another box. It is a seasonal tea so I figured it wouldn’t be around again until November.
I felt comforted drinking this yummy hot tea out of my Christmas mugs.
Now it’s time to get going on the undecorating process. I think I’m ready for it to come down now. I even bought some new pretty bins at Target to help me organize my Christmas better.
Should I take down Christmas or take a nap with this little Fur Baby? Hmmmmmmm…..that’s a tough one!
Happy New Year Everyone!