Hope you’re all easing into your new year with no problems. Anyone know of a good vaccuum for tinsel? Every year I say I won’t do tinsel. Every year, I cannot resist the tinsel. It’s so shimmery and fancy and sparkly. And, ever year, I’m still finding tinsel as I hide Easter baskets. Surely there’s a solution?
I am officially holiday-ed out. We had an awesome run, but I’m done. I don’t want to smile, wear a bra past 8 pm or hug anyone for at least a few weeks. I think others feel the same about me and my family. We’re all likeable in SMALL doses.
I spent much of last night and this evening putting Christmas away. I was slow, though. Now that the boys are older and less likely to eat decorations or make weapons of them, I take time to repair, clean and decently wrap things up. I never used to do that. While I was tending to Christmas, Mike and the boys started a game they received for Christmas call Axis & Allies. It’s all set up in the middle of the living room and there are plans to resume the game yet again tomorrow night (think Risk on steroids). I cannot get to the Christmas tree without destroying the world on the game board. :::sigh::: I guess if I get the rest of the Christmas stuff off of the big table in the kitchen, the men could move their game and I could take the tree down. But, I guess I lot of stuff and most of it never happens.
I thought school was starting up again tomorrow, but our county has this week off – I don’t know why, but this feels like a REALLY long break to me. I’m not even going to try and fight it. My fault for not checking the county calendar. In the meantime, the Huns will wait and I don’t anticipate any major changes in Latin or long division. Andy reads a lot no matter what’s going on, so no worries there. The older kids are scrambling to figure out their books and schedules for their college classes that start NEXT Monday. I’m sure it will all work out in the end – it has in the past. If it doesn’t work out, I’m not sure what happens, but I don’t think it’s all that bad.