I started taking down the Christmas decorations, a little late, but finally.
I began with the garland and ribbons on the staircase banister. A glass ball fell off, crashing on the floor below.
|My staircase garland - less one glass ball.|
I swept up the broken splinters of glass before the dog stepped on them. I went ahead and swept the rest of the foyer. I dumped the dustpan in the trash can in the laundry room.
Then I noticed the dryer had stopped so I took the clothes out, put the clothes in the washer into the dryer.
I took the load of clothes upstairs to fold and put away. Then I noticed the closet was a mess, so I sorted through the closet, folded some clothes, hung some up. Its still kinda out of order, but the piles of clothes are a little bit better. I felt accomplished and thought I deserved a treat, maybe a slice of chocolate cake would be nice.
I went back to the kitchen, knowing we didn't have a chocolate cake, but maybe I could make one.
Looking for eggs, I came across the chicken defrosting for dinner. I started seasoning the chicken. What else could I cook to go with it? Mmmm, macaroni and cheese. I started boiling the noodles.
Then I scanned Ravelry (this is like the crack-app for yarn-aholics like me). And a great crocheted hat was featured on the front page. So I looked at it real close and wondered if I had the yarn to make it. I looked through my yarn stash and was happy to find the perfect skein - ahh, the advantage of the yarn stash. Just as I found a hook, I realized that the noodles were done.
And it was time for the school bus to pull up at the corner. I bundled up and trudged through the muddy snow to collect my children. And took the dog because she wanted to go for a walk, too.
When we got back home, the dog tracked muddy footprints through the foyer. I wiped up the floor while the kids had a snack and started homework. I checked a few math problems and read out a list of spelling words, finished the macaroni and cheese and put the chicken in the oven.
My daughter went upstairs to change her clothes for basketball practice. She tripped over the garland laying on the steps.
"Mom, I thought you were taking down the Christmas decorations?"