I spent yesterday lounging around with the kids. I think I was still in my pajamas until about 3:00 p.m, which is unheard of for me! It was so nice to be lazy and watch HGTV all day. And that is no exaggeration! I snuggled in my bed with the kids to catch some of the Rose Parade and returned later to catch the new shows like Caribbean Life (my new favorite) and Island Hunters. Island Hunters just blew my mind thinking that there are people out there who can actually afford to buy an island! Oh to dream… And speaking of dreaming, did you catch the HGTV Dream Home? Yes, it was an exciting day of television for me!
Usually on New Year’s Day, we take down the Christmas tree.
I didn’t even remove one ornament yesterday.
Oh, but today is a different story!
I have already dismantled the garland and lights from the stairs,
cleared off the mantle
and started piling all of the decorations from the house into the dining room.
Later I will haul in those storage bins and start packing it all away!
Today is bittersweet for me. I love the idea of starting a new year and getting all fresh and organized but moving on from another Christmas makes me kind of sad. The kids went back to school today so the house is quiet – and cleaner already I must add! It’s just a reminder that time moves so fast.
And to once again quote from one of my favorite movies:
“I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller
So true, Ferris, so true…
This year I would really like to embrace the Ferris Bueller philosophy and live in the moment even more than I have before…
“The question isn’t what are we going to do. The question is, what aren’t we going to do?” – Ferris Bueller
So if you happen to be watching a parade in downtown Chicago and someone is singing “Twist and Shout” from the top of one of the floats…don’t be surprised if it is me…
Once I get my Christmas decor put away I will be making my real list of goals for the year. Until then, it’s cleaning time for me! Oh and I have to run to the store and fill up the fridge. We are expecting another major snowstorm tonight! Looks like I will have more time to snuggle the boys tomorrow!
Have you cleared out your holiday decor yet?