Thursday, January 1, 2009

Clean slate...

Christmas is all boxed up and has almost made it to the attic. Almost. The tree has been dragged to the burn pile. The lights have been tangled up into boxes. Each ornament lovingly placed in tissue paper waiting to surprise me next year. My nutcracker soldiers are at ease.

And my house is completely naked. Empty. Weird. Comfortable. Mine. Familiar.

I love starting the new year with a clean slate. I love the order. I love the possibilities.


10 comments:

Living on the Spit said...

I love the photo of the berries. I wish blogs had smell o vision because I love the way they smell.

So glad you are feeling better and that everything is all back to normal for you. I want you to enjoy your time off until Monday.

I am hoping to get your package off to you next week sometime and you will have to give Bellamom her surprise for me...it will be in the box as well...they are all hand made and I am hoping you will both be thrilled.

Yes, that fabric and your heart will be memories of mine forever. And big shout outs to Bellamom too, for not killing you after the house raping incident of 2008! LOL

You and Fella enjoy your time this long weekend!

I love you so.

Marlene

Predo said...

May the new year bring you as much happiness as the human body can take!!! I am glad you feel better!!!

(Sometimes!) Serendipitous Girl said...

I kind of puttered around my house cleaning up today too. There is something so wonderful about anticipation ... what will this year bring for all of us? It will be fun finding out : )

traci said...

a clean slate which you can fill with love, happiness, friendship and anything else you care to pursure. here's to 2009 and all he has to offer. wishing you the best kim!!

Big Hair Envy said...

I got such a late start this year (ornaments up three days before Christmas) that I am putting off cleaning up until Sunday. It will be bittersweet! I JUST found my Christmas Spirit, and now it's time to put him away for another year;/

Did you have snow this morning? We had snow, then sleet, then just plain old rain.....then the sun came out! What can you say about VA weather??? It's crazy!

Lallee said...

Happy New Year! I'm working on the put away part and hope to finish tomorrow. I'm looking forward to that clean slate too.

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Cheers to new possibilities! There's nothing better than a clean slate to decorate :)

Hugs,
Dena

Living on the Spit said...

Come back...come back...I miss you so!

Marlene

Laura said...

Happy New Year!!

Donna said...

Oh, I love that feeling, too... I'm not quite there yet... The undecorated tree still stands in the living room, waiting to be taken to the basement in sections. And I'm slowly getting over my cold, so things are on the upswing finally!... Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage