Many people have already taken down their tree’s and Christmas decorations, a task I have planned for myself and the children today. One thing I do that may benefit you as well is this: anything Christmas related gets boxed up for storage. This means: any clothes with a Christmas theme, jewelry, cookie cutters, dishes that are only used at Christmas, Christmas towels and dish towels, table cloths – everything that revolves around Christmas. This leaves me more storage space in my jewelry box, drawers and closets. And more space equals more room for more stuff! And next year I will know precisely where everything is.
I have also begun the daunting task of filling in my 2012 calendar. I make it more difficult than it needs to be because on every Tuesday I write “trash” and every other Thursday I write “recycle”. This is completely unnecessary because the dates never change but I am compelled to do it anyway. That way if I ever lose my mind, I will still know what’s going on! The children’s schedules are the most difficult to manage and I’m still not sure how I’m going to pull it off. One has basketball games at 5:15 and the other wrestling practice at 5:45. And then there is T-ball and bowling. January is
almost completely booked up already.
I also am “rewriting” a new address book. Many people have moved or gotten married and my address book is a mess from crossing out and writing in new addresses. Several Christmas cards were also returned because I had the wrong addresses. I did notice this year that many people decided to forego the sending of Christmas cards. Some sent e-cards or nothing at all. I don’t have a problem with that, in fact I understand completely, it’s time consuming and expensive. But I do plan to continue sending them in years to come as I love the song “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” especially the line, “with every Christmas card I write.” It just wouldn’t sound the same with “with every e-card I send” or “with the Christmas cards that I won’t write.”
With a new PS3 in the house it’s entertaining to watch my husband and children play video games. Last night they were playing a shooter game where people on the Internet would jump in and try to kill their characters. My daughter claims she is not a “gun” person and wouldn’t shoot anyone. Instead she would hide and when confronted she would beat people up! She was quite good and did better than
my husband who was carrying a gun and shooting. My son decided there was too
much blood in the game and that he no longer wants to be a soldier when he grows
up. He said he wanted to be a doctor instead. I explained that some doctors have
to see blood too. He then decided that he will be a writer like me but he won’t
tell any stories that involve blood!
Have a good day passengers and thanks to Crystal Bockenstedt and Dianne Duwe for finally “liking” my Christmas Eve blog. My ego has gotten a little deflated over this past holiday but I'm sure you'll have it back in shape in no time : )