Tuesday, January 4, 2011


I am happy to report that I successfully crammed all the Christmas stuff back into the boxes and tubs from whence they came in December. The tree was carefully taken apart and put into its box, and now it's all back in the storage unit.

It feels like I've done a major clean-up/cleaning out of junk, but really it's just the extras that I put out for a month, and then put away. And now I'm left with the same dingy carpet, piles of laundry and pantry-with-lots-of-random-items-that-don't-go-together that I had in late November.

I think I'm ready for a major clean-up/purge event... or at least I'm mentally preparing for one.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

2011 - The beginning

Our holiday season is modified a bit due to Mike's work schedule on weekends & holidays so today is our "New Years Day" celebration of relaxation & junk food. We are watching old movies (1980's) on Netflix, and munching homemade chex mix & cheese dip & cookies.

At the end of 2010 I spent several weeks in a stressed-out knot of emotion & frustration. I am working on letting it go and working toward enjoying a few specific moments each day. Less expectation = much less stress!