This week has me a little disoriented with the New Year's holiday. The trash man came today instead of yesterday and he caught me running to get the bins to the street before he arrived. He was kind enough to wait for me to get it out...bless him! I'd hate to have to wait another whole week after all the holiday celebrating.
Today was also "the day" for dismantle-ing the Christmas displays. I always leave my Nativity sets, which I collect, up until after the Epiphany on January 6th, but all else comes down. My feelings are very mixed as I am glad to get the house back in order again but always wonder what the new year will bring. What will I reflect upon as I am putting these decorations up next year. Am I the only one who feels that way?
This year we were blessed with two new grandsons - one a Christmas baby who arrived about a month early. We also attended too many funerals of good friends who left this world too soon. So....what will 2008 bring?
We are expecting a big storm to hit over the next five days and I am getting in gear with all my "in home" projects that I can find. I must admit that our "big" storms are generally just rain (much needed rain) and not the snow that so many folks are experiencing. However, I'll use any excuse to stay inside with my sewing machine.