The whole darn fam

The whole darn fam

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Back to normal...sort of

Hi all!

I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season--and a great start to your New Year! We had a great time here--probably one of my favorite Christmas seasons ever! All the kids still believe in the magic of Christmas--and they had so much fun playing and spending time with their friends and family at the several parties that we all went to!

But--now--it is back to reality--or as I always feel--back to NORMAL. I LOVE the holidays--absolutely, I do. But--I also am ready for the routine that school brings, and for getting my house back to it's normal state. I spent this weekend-un-decking the halls, and finding places for toys, organizing--and oh yes--doing the 200 loads of laundry that I have been neglecting the rest of the vacation!

I now feel sane again. I like to be happily un-sane (is that a word?) at times--and tend to overlook the toys, laundry, and dust bunnies for a week or so--but then it makes me sort of nuts. I am an organizer by nature. Well--with most things--just don't open any drawers around my house anytime soon!

This is also the time of year for promises, or resolutions--whatever you may call them. I have my list ready--and will be sharing it in my next post--since some of them involve YOU! (you lucky dogs!!)

Oh--and at one of our celebrations--(my daughter's pre-teen bash after Christmas), I broke my camera. I would like any recommendations that you have on a new one. I LOVE to take pics--and take them frequently--any of you have a camera that you just love?? Let me know!

Lastly--please offer up prayers for a friend of mine that was diagnosed right before Christmas with a brain tumor. She will be having surgery this week to remove it. She is a wonderful mom and friend. She also has 3 kids that need her! If you could pray for her health and healing-it would mean so much!

Love to all of you and a Happy, Happy New Year!!!


Ann Marie said...

Boy can I relate to that cartoon. We're back to normal today too...although some would say we are never "normal." :)


Ann Marie

Wuxi Mommy said...

I was glad, too, to be back in the regular routine, again! I definately need some new organizing strategies for the new toys that I've somehow shoved into the old toyboxes for now:) And when I woke up this morning and didn't have any clean underwear, I knew it was time to dive into the overflowing laundry basket. Ahh....gotta love "normal".

Flamingo Mama said...

uugh...not on the same page with being back to routine. i'm such a non routine person and would really enjoy sleeping in late and dawdling with the kids all day.

well, back to routine...and time to take down my tree