I had plans to spend the first day of this brand-spanking new year cleaning the house. Doesn't that sound like fun? However, when I opened up the paper yesterday morning I discovered that one of my favorite department stores was having a huge sale. So, I did what any bargain-loving girl would do---I headed for the mall!
I thought that I would spend just an hour or two there and then head home. Ha, ha, ha! That's what I get for thinking! I didn't get home until close to 5:00. I ended up visiting several stores and also squeezed in a trip to the wholesale club to stock up on things we were running low on. Needless to say, I didn't feel much like cleaning when I got home. :)
So, today I finally tackled the house with a vengeance. As much as I enjoy Christmas decorations, I was ready for the tree to come down. It didn't take very long to get the ornaments put away, but for some reason the Christmas tree just wouldn't fit back in the box. I know for a fact that it's supposed to fit because I took a picture of it in the box before I ever took it out. No matter how hard I pushed and squeezed, I just couldn't get it all in there again. I'm going to have to figure something out because I will not pay close to $50 for one of those special Christmas tree storage bags. Steven hauled the box with two-thirds of the tree in it up to the attic and tossed the other third up there next to the box for now. All of the other Christmas decorations have been packed away, too. I'm going to miss these guys the most. This evening we went to the 50th birthday celebration of a special lady in our church. She was born with a very rare disease and is also mildly mentally retarded. The life expectancy for those with her disease is only 20 years, so her parents and family wanted to give her a surprise party and thank God for giving her 50 years. It thrilled my heart to see the outpouring of love from her family. I have one more load of laundry to put in the dryer tonight, and I also need to finish up my Sunday school lesson for tomorrow. I'll be back here again on Monday, Lord-willing. One of my goals for 2010 is to post more regularly on the blog. :)

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Saturday, January 02, 2010
I had plans to spend the first day of this brand-spanking new year cleaning the house. Doesn't that sound like fun? However, when I opened up the paper yesterday morning I discovered that one of my favorite department stores was having a huge sale. So, I did what any bargain-loving girl would do---I headed for the mall!
I thought that I would spend just an hour or two there and then head home. Ha, ha, ha! That's what I get for thinking! I didn't get home until close to 5:00. I ended up visiting several stores and also squeezed in a trip to the wholesale club to stock up on things we were running low on. Needless to say, I didn't feel much like cleaning when I got home. :)
So, today I finally tackled the house with a vengeance. As much as I enjoy Christmas decorations, I was ready for the tree to come down. It didn't take very long to get the ornaments put away, but for some reason the Christmas tree just wouldn't fit back in the box. I know for a fact that it's supposed to fit because I took a picture of it in the box before I ever took it out. No matter how hard I pushed and squeezed, I just couldn't get it all in there again. I'm going to have to figure something out because I will not pay close to $50 for one of those special Christmas tree storage bags. Steven hauled the box with two-thirds of the tree in it up to the attic and tossed the other third up there next to the box for now. All of the other Christmas decorations have been packed away, too. I'm going to miss these guys the most. This evening we went to the 50th birthday celebration of a special lady in our church. She was born with a very rare disease and is also mildly mentally retarded. The life expectancy for those with her disease is only 20 years, so her parents and family wanted to give her a surprise party and thank God for giving her 50 years. It thrilled my heart to see the outpouring of love from her family. I have one more load of laundry to put in the dryer tonight, and I also need to finish up my Sunday school lesson for tomorrow. I'll be back here again on Monday, Lord-willing. One of my goals for 2010 is to post more regularly on the blog. :)

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4 Comments:
Blogger Trixie said...
Happy New Year! I hear you on the cleaning and putting away decorations. I get in the mood to do that big time at the begining of the new year. Our house seems so much larger and neater without the decorations up. No matter how much I enjoy having them up, I'm always so glad to take them down.

Trixie

Blogger Susan P. said...
Isn't it amazing how those Christmas trees expand when they are out of the box;)

Blogger Faith said...
lol I am relating to your tree back in the box story. I ran into the same trouble on Friday a.m. Finally my teenager, who decided to grace us with her presence at about 11:30 a.m. figured out that we had to literally fold down the branches in order for it to fit again in box. then she had to sit on it while my husband duct taped it closed! but...all order is restored and we are ready for school to begin again tomorrow. i too plan on doing more blogging and less Facebooking. I want to do some more devotional type posts. Feel free to come visit and I will definitely be back here to visit you! God bless you on this Sabbath day.

Blogger ~Karen~ said...
uhhhgggg....our tree did not make it this year. Upon attempting to remove it in one piece to the storage in our basement, someone who shall remain nameless broke two stand supports. I guess I should be out looking for the half off sales on trees now.
Glad you had a wonderful start to your new year! Did you get some great bargains?

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