After a beautiful (but freeeeeeeezing) day yesterday I am in the mood to sit and think. To make lists and plan projects. To listen to the kids play while I sit with a good book. Nay, not a good book, for my attention span, it is too short for that today. A good magazine. To drink copious amounts of (herbal) tea and just BE.
But life doesn't work that way.
Today I must begin the cleaning extravaganza that truly signifies the holidays for me. Because I CANNOT DECORATE A MESSY HOUSE EVERYTHING YES EVERYTHING MUST SPARKLE AND SHINE IT IS MY SICKNESS OH FAMILY WHY CAN YOU NOT UNDERSTAND THIS AND JUST WORK WITH ME!!!???!!!
Sorry. Had to get that out there. I love to go room by room and make the place all happy and clean and sparkly. Of course, my kids and husband love to go behind me, room by room, and undo all that nice clean goodness; which makes me less likely to do the room by room thing consistently. Because what's the point? <sob>
Anyway, I am feeling more and more of the Christmas spirit and want my home to reflect that, because just seeing it all clean and shiny makes me feel more of the Christmas spirit and so on and so forth, happiness multiplied and baked into sugary goodness (because when I'm happy I bake--which makes everyone happy).
I may even neglect the blog for a couple of days. <gasp>
In the meantime, other bloggers, bloggers with talent and wordsmithing skills, these bloggers can keep you very entertained.
Mad, Mad Housewife made me belly laugh today when I saw this post. You have to read it to the end. We understand her pain. While you're at it, the comments are equally funny. It seems we're never alone :)
Holidays have you stressed? Sue reminds us of the futility of fighting with our spouses here (for the record, in our house dh is always right. it's easier to just accept that. but i won't pretend i don't try to make my point like sue.)
But it's Veronica who takes home the bloggy prize of the day (gosh, I'll give her the prize of the week) for speeding on my contemplative mood with this INCREDIBLE post. Go read it. You'll be glad you did.
It says much, much more about Christmas than any clean house. I'll be striving to keep it in mind all season and making more room in my heart and life as I physically make room in my home.