My Christmas tree and decorations are still up, but life returned to normal today.
Oh my, re-entry is so hard after a week of frivolity. (I love that word, don't you?!)
We had a grand party on New Year's Eve -- part housewarming, part wedding anniversary (our 10th!), part birthday (my father-in-law's) and part New Year's. There was a ton of yummy food, some margaritas, some wine, and a really huge bottle of champagne. There were games, there was conversation, there was a LOT of laughter. There were a lot of people in our house, and, for once, no one had to sit on the stairs in order to be part of the conversation (as they did in the old house).
I loved it!
At 1:00 a.m. on New Year's morning, Tim and I put the remaining food in the refrigerator and resolved to tackle the dishes after we'd had some sleep.
Because we have a puppy (and a teenage son who was going snowboarding), we were back in the kitchen at 7:00 a.m. Oh well.
But that was okay because naps would come later! I spent most of New Year's Day in my pjs, eating junk food, watching football, and dozing under my pink, fleecy blanket.
I did spend a little time in my craft room while Tim was out, designing a new thank you card for future use. Earlier in the week, while organizing the room, I'd found some leather-look paper among my stock. The ideas began to churn, and this was the first result. An interesting departure from other cards I've made, and a definite keeper, this one.
I did not make any formal resolutions for the New Year. But I do see where there are one or two sketchy areas in my life that need some work.
So I'll be working on them -- with God's help.
Which is the only way to tackle any kind of resolution.
Happy New Year!