Ready for a New Year

I'm sure I'm not the only one who takes down all or most of their holiday decorations the day after Christmas. This brings my husband no end of amusement seeing how sentimental I am during the season. But there's always been a part of me that is just "done" with it all after the presents are unwrapped, the mad dash of visiting and visitors is complete, and the tree in the corner of your family room looks like a big, dead bush with a bad craft project thrown on it. And don't get me started on how annoying those little pine needles become on the 26th...not the 25th or before mind you, happy to sweep them up then. But after the "Big Day" has come and gone, those suckers become the bane of my existence until the tree is chucked out to the curb and I've vacuumed them up about 10 times in the following week.

Yes, I'm ready to move on to a less cluttered house, a regular school and work schedule, finishing up some way-laid craft projects due to the illness (aka The Plague) that infected us the last 4 weeks, and to start working on some goals I've had brewing for awhile. I'll be updating this blog with a fresh header and some new pages in the coming weeks, sharing some fun ideas and projects, and of course linking to my podcast episodes and show notes as usual. 

I am so looking forward to 2013! Odd years seem to be particularly good ones for me: I was born in one, graduated high school and college in one, and had both kids in odd years as well. I got married in an even year (2004) but I'll count the year we met (2001) as the lucky part of that equation, LOL.

So how about you? Are you ready for a new year too?



  1. Yes, I'm ready for starting new habits and trying to get more done in 2013. Your cute little baby says it all.

  2. Glad to hear I'm not the only one. I, too, just dragged the tree to the curb. So happy to see it gone and regain my living room. I was worried my three-year-old would be upset. But I was able to sell her on the idea by telling her we could set up her Calico Critters town in that very corner. She clapped as I dragged it out the door! Ready to welcome 2013! A happy and healthy new year to you and your family, Tanesha!

  3. Tree is still up! And will be when we get home from our mini-vacation... If I'm lucky I'll get it down before school starts again on the 7th, but it wasn't decorated until the 15th so its fine where it is! :)


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