Friday, December 28, 2012 • Vancouver, WA 98682
Tonight my husband came home and said it was time to put away all the Christmas decorations. I'm kind of sad about that. We always put them upon Thanksgiving then we argue when to take them down. He wants them down the day after Christmas and I always want to wit until New Year. I don't know if its the memories of the tree that drives us; all the memories in the ornaments, or if I'm just being lazy. There is so much stuff, it's going to be a lot of work to put it all away. But whatever the reason deep inside my mind, I know all these decorations need to come down eventually and we need to get back to everyday life. I need to let go of this Christmas and begin to move forward. In a way, I did start. The kids have been working hard to clean and organize their rooms and closets and for some reason I have been feeling very stressed about the clutter. It's funny, that's so unlike me. Tomorrow I plan to organize the kitchen cabinets better, go through piles of mail, magazines and paper that has been set aside in piles and get the house in order. Maybe it's the upcoming New Year that has been pushing me. I have so may plans and so much I want to do over the next few months. Things and days just keep moving forward. So much to do and not enough time or energy to complete it all. The only thing that can be done is to continue to move forward. Tomorrow is another day.