First, the Christmas decorations. I don't love decorating for Christmas. Pulling out all the boxes, figuring out where to put all the normal decorations and furniture to make room for the Christmas stuff, wishing we hadn't been so careless when we packed everything away last year. I do like decorating the tree, but beyond that, I guess I'm kind of a scrooge. But, I admit, the end result is nice. However, putting it all away, though hard work, feels good. All of the sudden there is more space, less clutter, and everything goes back to where it belongs. And so does our day-to-day life. The chaos is over, normalcy is back. Whatever normal is in this house.
(Totally unrelated vent, I really get frustrated by glitter and Styrofoam. They have their purposes, I get it, but MAN do they get annoying)
But in a little while, I will start to fill it up with birthdays and anniversaries, and any plans already scheduled for January, and thoughts can go back to all our blessings. Happy New Year to all.