|from a couple of years ago - see red boots on top of china cabinet|
I actually like the winter holidays being in the middle of the week because I can get back to real life quicker. I'm so DONE with all of it. I still have my little tree up and a few decorations but nothing like, years before. Yet I still hold on to the decorations, thinking that one day I will decorate my house like I used to. Some of the decorations have sentimental value, more than anything else. Like I have these paper mache Santa boots Foodie and Navy did when they were in the 1st grade. I place them in a special box and every year, no matter if I didn't decorate anything else - those red boots go on top of my china cabinet. I think they are my most prized decorations -
So everything comes down today. I plan to start painting soon and we have these vaulted ceilings in our entry way, living room, dining area and kitchen and we need to do the ceiling first. They will be a white color and the walls will be a warmer beige or something like that. I have BIG PLANS for my house. This was supposed to get done last year but it never happened.
It's been one full year, that I have not worked a "job" outside my home. I also think that it took me a year of adjusting - not just our budget but for me to actually enjoy it. I was all over the place. I could never seem to just enjoy it. Now - I think I do enjoy it. I have so much to do, I don't know how I could fit a job in. However my budget could always fit in an extra paycheck here and there!