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. :)
Labels: Church Family, Daily Life, Keeping the Home