Yesterday I locked myself out of the house, put my daughter’s water bottle in my son’s backpack and gave them each two spoons in their lunch boxes. Christmas not only clutters the home it also clutters the mind! I would not consider myself a minimalist however it does drive me crazy to see clutter. I like the countertops in my kitchen to be clear but they are not clear: containers of cookies, a gingerbread house, a poinsettia, a centerpiece, hot chocolate mugs and the list goes on and on. And there is no other area to move these objects to because the other rooms in my house are full as well. I am so ready for Christmas and all of this “stuff” to go away.
I designated an area in a cupboard for my husband because I can’t stand it when he gets home from work and throws his keys, garage door opener, change, wallet, cell phone and other misc. junk on the counter. He claims it isn’t fair because I get to leave my purse out. I offered to buy him a purse to put his things in but he declined. I even changed it to “man bag”and he really declined.
It was a happy and joyful time when I was hauling in box after box of Christmas decorations but now I just want it to all go away. And now I dread taking all the ornaments off the tree and hauling box after box back out to the garage. There is nothing more depressing than Christmas being over and knowing you have a pile of work to do to get your house back in order. But Christmas isn’t over yet so I guess I’ll have to hold out for a few more days.
Did you see XFactor last night? I was disappointed when Melanie
Amaro won as I was hoping Josh would win. Don’t get me wrong, Melanie has an
extraordinary voice however she plans to sing Christian music with her 5 million
dollar recording contract. And that’s great for all the Christian music fans out
there but to me it’s like Christmas music, I can stand it for a short time and
then I just want it to go away. She also was rude on stage after she won and was
too busy crying and hugging her friends to talk to the host who made several
attempts. She even cried during the song she was supposed to sing at the end and
made herself look like a real amateur. You could tell that even Simon was
getting angry with her. But I still think and hope that we will hear Josh on the
Well it's crunch-time passengers, let's get this bus moving!
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