My house is still in vacation mode. My Christmas tree is still up because I refuse to believe Christmas is over.
Also, we had to rearrange the furniture in order to fit the tree, which meant moving our HUGE white comfy chair into my daughters small room. She loved it for a while but now is begging us to take the tree down so she can have her room back.
Also, I have snowflakes hanging from my ceiling.
Over Christmas, I wanted snow. I wanted a white Christmas. Instead, it was rainy and between 40 and 50 degrees. Not Christmas-y. I was lamenting to my daughter (the nine year old) about it all. I said we needed snowflakes. She proceeded, with her brother and sister to cut-out snowflakes and when I came upstairs to begin the day (it was a slow start) THERE WERE SNOWFLAKES HANGING ON MY CEILING ALL OVER MY LIVING ROOM! They were also on the windows. I cannot even tell you the joy that befell me. I have amazing kids.
Now we have snow. And it’s freezing. My heart, by the way, loves cold and snow, but I feel for all the people who have to work in it. I know, it’s terrible.
Back to the Christmas tree. I also still have all my decorations up. And my big plans for getting my home clean and organized and ready for the new year didn’t happen because I was working on my book. Also, vacation. But now we’re back to school and somewhat normal life (my husbands been home a lot which I love but completely messes with my routine because I think it’s the weekend all the time) and I really need to put away the Christmas stuff. And organize the school stuff. And clean my kitchen floors and sink and bathrooms and bookshelves and oh-my-goodness I have so much to do!
I am living in some serious post-Christmas, post-New-Year’s, post-book-writing MESS. This will not do. I cannot function in chaos.
I mean, I can, because I have, but I don’t want to. Let’s just say we’ve been eating a lot of sandwiches (made with love!). But I need to get back to my normal routine. I miss it. I actually miss the structure, which is weird, because I’m not a structured person.
There is a point to all of this.
31 Days to Clean is Back!
Isn’t the cover so pretty?! Kyle Reid did it, and I love it!
I have dusted it off the proverbial shelf, revised it, put in ALL NEW Martha challenges, and am ready to KICK SOME CLEANING TAIL! Or something like that.
Anyway, I would love for you to join me! 🙂 I am going to work my way through the NEW and IMPROVED 31 Days to Clean right here on my blog! Accountability at its best.
The revised edition of 31 Days to Clean will be on sale MONDAY for only .99 cents via Kindle, B & N, and PDF! It will also be available in paperback!* WOOT!
So, want to join me? We will start Tuesday the 20th.
SEE YOU THEN!
*I don’t know how much the paperback version will cost yet, but should be under $10!
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