The holidays are over. What a rush of concerts, programs, shopping, eating, celebrating, loving and living! I can hardly believe that I haven't even thought about writing a blog entry during all of this hubbub.
But now...oh, but now... the post-holiday clutter has come to my home. As I sit happily drinking coffee (from my brand new Keurig coffee maker! Thank you, wonderful husband and children!) at my dining room table, I can see across the dining room, into the living room and just to my left, into the kitchen.
I'm happy to say that my kitchen survived the holidays the best. I can still see cleaned off counters, and since I already have done up the breakfast dishes, I could easily spend the rest of my day in my kitchen where it is peace and calm.
BUT, oh no! (Or, as my dear son would say, oh noes! Multiple. Plural.) The gift wrapping clutter still exists in the dining room. The holiday gifts are still lingering in the living room. Not a single decoration has been packed away yet. Signs of children home from school and college exist everywhere.
Now, I do not wish to rush Christmas away, nor do I wish to hide the fact that my sons still live here. But, the time has come to face the clutter. Today is the day. Here I go!