Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas? What Christmas?

I am about to be boastful, even though the nuns frowned upon such things and actively discouraged pride in all of its forms.

Today, not only did I walk my dogs a mile, I also ran for two miles and then I removed all evidence of Christmas from my home.

It took about four hours. I wish that I could say that I did a great job of putting everything away properly but that would be lying and while the nuns only frown upon boastfulness, they will get on the Jesus phone and send you straight to hell for lying.

The important thing to remember though is that my house now feels super clean and uncluttered and I love it. A fresh start for the new year.

I know that some folks like to go out on New Years Eve and engage in all sorts of tomfoolery. Unsurprisingly I prefer to stay home, though I must confess that I attended a small New Years Eve party, which very happily ended at the sensible hour of 8pm. Now I am home, in my old lady nightgown with my ailing husband and snoring dogs. My perfect evening.

Happy New Year everyone, I hope the new year brings you good junk, love and laughter!


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Lady! Love Mari

Cheryl said...

This is an impressive post on soooo many levels. The boasting without shame, the mileage (there's a 10k in Salisbury today, if you're interested), the 4 hour removal of Christmas ~ HooRah! Of course, my personal favorite is your choice of words. Who woulda thunk it was possible to slip "the Jesus phone" and "tomfoolery" into one short post? You really are quite impressive!

Merry New Year to all the Padrusches. May 2010 shower you with rainbows.

Lisa said...

I totally agree! This year I'm ready for uncluttered!! That's why I'm moving my mom out! hehe
Happy New Year! Hope it is your best yet!
Hugs, Lisa

Julie said...

Unfortunately, for me to use dogs and running in the same sentence usually means running away from dogs. Kudos to your exercise. I hear it's a side effect of swine flu. :D Is the Jesus phone the same one as the Santa phone?

GretchenJoanna said...

You are inspiring and encouraging in this New Year. Thank you for joyful writing.