Sunday, January 15, 2012

Finally feels like a new year.

The holidays really know how to zap all your energy don't they?
As soon as all the Christmases are over I feel like our house is a mess and the junk is closing in around me.
I worked every Saturday (including holiday Saturdays) for over a month until last week. I was finally able to start CLEANING. I am still finishing up today but with the last load of laundry in, it feels like I'm finally done and now the new year can start.
Our house is never terribly messy, but it is true that the smaller your home, the faster it gets dirty.
Add on those standard rental home beige carpets and it's even worse.
Someday I will have wood floors again.
I did buy myself a new mop to make cleaning easier (more fun). It's a Rubbermaid Reveal Mop, and I LOVE it. I debated on a Swiffer Wet-Jet until I saw how much the cleaning solutions cost, in addition to only using disposable pads. This mop has a pad I can throw in the wash! (Yes, I get excited about things like this). And, I can use my environmentally friendly vinegar/water cleaning solution.

Our holidays were great, we managed to see all of our family on both sides... some for shorter periods of time than others. We celebrated Christmas in my parents new house for the first time, it was fun to start creating new memories there!
We had lots of time to hold my sweet nephew. Babies make holidays more fun :). I didn't get very many pictures as holding Easton took precedence over my camera. Unfortunately none of us took the time to take decent group family pictures. Next year we will be more organized!

Valentine's day is coming up, which probably isn't huge for the rest of the working world unless you are in the floral industry. We are gearing up at work. Valentine's at a flower shop is a BIG deal. The biggest holiday of the year. I am trying to enjoy my normal hour days while they last. It is nice to see all the Christmas stuff get packed away after working around it since October! Never thought I'd be one to get tired of looking at Christmas decorations.

Now that the house is clean I feel like I can start on other projects. I've been searching blogs and Pinterest for ideas. I've found some Valentine project ideas I want to try, which might require a trip to the fabric store... oh darn :).

Happy New Year... finally!

1 comment:

Katy said...

Gretch, when you get some V-day arrangements done at work, share some pictures, please. I always love see what you have created! Flower arranging is just not one of my things.

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