Sunday, January 9, 2011

De-Christmased

I finally got the tree down today.  Still need to drag it out for pick up, but I'll do that tomorrow.  The house looks....less cluttered, in a good way.

My Post Christmas Review List:

  • I never got a chance to make any cookies
  • I never got a chance to make an caramel corn
  • I did get some great gifts that will help my crafting activities this new year.  I got a Cricut and a sewing machine.  I'm excited to try them out, but I wouldn't let myself even open the boxes until I de-Christmased the house.
  • Only got to see one movie
  • Got to see Wicked in Chicago
  • Got to tour the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park, IL.  Bought my brother a FLW book.  Hope he likes it.  
  • Got to see Austin open up a Star Wars toy and hear him say "Darth Vader...I never saw this one before!" with such utter excitement in his voice.
  • Got to have my mom up for the night
  • Got to tour a quilt shop with my cousin Kim
  • Got to see a lot of my family
  • And it went by all too fast and that makes me a little sad

9 comments:

  1. I'm not de-Christmased yet! But, I think you did quite a bit more than I did. We had a lot of company, but my husband and I were very sick most of the time...I feel better but Steve is still coughing. We will be snowed in this week it sounds like. How about you?

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  2. Oh I'm so glad I'm not the only one who's just de-Christmased their house! We took all of our stuff down this weekend. The house is naked but it feels good :) Great list!

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  3. Lots of snow here! Lots for here anyway.

    Trying to be crafty, figured Valetine's was next. Although I wouldn't mind the 4th of July being around the corner!

    Heather @ The Other White House

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  4. I'm glad you made note of all the things you DID get to do and didn't do like me and focus only on the things I DIDN'T get around to doing.

    Your mention of caramel corn reminds me of how I always want to make popcorn balls and never do it.

    Sounds like you're doing well and that's a good thing.

    donna

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  5. We finally got rid of our tree too, and all of the sudden the living room feels so spacious! I didn't have a chance to make Christmas cookies either. So busy!

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  6. We finally de-Christmased this weekend when a big snow storm hit and we couldn't go anywhere! Nothing like trapping me to make me get something done!

    New to your blog and loving it!

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  7. Christmas is a time for chinese food and a matinee movie...so this de-christmas thing is foreign to me. :-)

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  8. Aw, I'm glad I am one of your "got to's"

    Love you!

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  9. Sounds like you made some good memories this Christmas! Wicked in Chicago is awesome!!
    FLW home tour in the fall is great too : )
    & just think of all the calories you saved without the cookies & carmel corn...
    (speaking of calories - your recipe for croque monsieur sounds delish)

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