It’s been along busy few weeks. So what’s new.

I am pleasantly exhausted from all the baking, shopping, wrapping, cleaning, etc. The house is still a disaster area, but not quite as bad as it has been the past few days.

I was thrilled to see the recycling and garbage mountains picked up from the driveway this morning.

Now I am looking forward to gradually putting all the presents away. And taking down the tree and decorations. And putting the furniture back where it belongs.

Then I can begin my New Year’s Purge. I bought a whole bunch of giant brown trash bags. Each time we enter the laundry room, or my closet, or the storage room, we will take a bag and fill it up with stuff. Then we will take it to goodwill or throw it in the trash.

As happens every year, I am determined to rid my life of all extraneous clutter. I feel physically and psychically weighed down by all the belongings we have. It’s friggin’ ridiculous. We don’t use even a quarter of the stuff we have, I swear.

We had a wonderful holiday. We rang the bell at Wallyworld for the Salvation Army, we made mountains of cookies, we had family out for visits. We had our first holiday party for friends, we enjoyed watching O’Baby and the kids open their presents. Once again, we were amazed by how blessed we are. We are truly the luckiest people ever.

Gotta go. I’ll try to blog more often if I can. Right now, I have to figure out how to transfer all my photos and files to my new Apple Macbook Pro.

w00t! w00t!