first weekday after our son has returned to his home after Christmas with us,
first full day that my husband is back to work after the Christmas break.
So today is "Back to Normal Day" for me.
I both like this day and dread this day.
Like it because I get my house back in order (it just never is completely tidy or in any sort of routine over the Christmas Holidays).
Dread it because I have to be the one to get it back in order.
Like it because it means all the decorations get put away until next year and I am really ready for that after 3/4 weeks
Dread it because it means all the decorations having to be taken down and wrapped up and put away mostly by me.
|Just some of the Lounge decorations this year|
Like it because I can get back to the normal activities of the week like washing and ironing and housework when I would normally schedule them.
Dread it because I don't particularly enjoy the washing, ironing and housework.
Like it because it is the start of the year and I feel like making changes and promising myself I will keep all the household things up to date.
Dread it because to get things up to date is a tall order after the slack time of the holiday and I think of all the things that I am always saying I must get round to doing but don't do them.
|I bought this TUIT for my husband years ago because he is just as bad as me|
Like it because we are back to normal meals again without leftovers and feeling obliged to eat the last of the cakes we baked.
Dread it because I enjoy Christmas leftovers and cakes
|Our son baked this cinnamon & clove cake with vanilla butter icing to his own recipe and it was really nice|
Like it because I can sort out the Christmas cards, cut out parts of the cards I want to keep or take pics of the cards I think I might want to use as illustrations and make a list of who I should be contacting by phone, email or letter from notes and letters that came with the cards.
Dread it because then that list either has to be worked through and I am hopeless on the phone etc. or it will eventually be abandoned and I will feel bad about that.
But then I had an idea that brightened up the day.
Something I could do with the cards I really liked, because normally I just cut off the picture part and put them away thinking I will use them someday.
So today I did something different
I cut off the pictures I liked and laminated them and then put some magnets on the back and now I can use them as Christmas magnets to decorate the large fridge freezer next year. That was after I had taken photos of them because you never know when those would come in handy.
|The new Christmas Card Magnets|
Only problem with all that is it means - MORE DECORATIONS!
AND I didn't get everything done that I should have!
What have you done with your Christmas Cards this year?
I would love to hear more ideas.
Do you have a back to normal day like this?