Sunday, December 27, 2009
Next on the Agenda...
No, this is not a picture of the dining room table decorated for the Christmas season.
Yes, I am ruthless. In a frenzied fit of “it’s over” I’ve gathered all the decorations and placed them on the table to be packed away.
No, I have not dismantled the tree. Yet. I’m itching to do it, though.
Yes, we had a wonderful Christmas – had the three boys (plus two girlfriends) with me Christmas Eve, Christmas morning and all but one of the boys for Christmas dinner at my sister’s. I love my huge family – what an amazing group of people.
No, the above photo is not another display of Beth’s decorating skills. My reminder post-its are back up – a spread out in-your-face To Do list re: my mother’s affairs (finances, temporary care, nursing home search, etc.). And if you peer closely, there’s a business card for a plumber.
Yes, another mini-disaster struck this repair-prone home. On Christmas morning. With six people staying here, one of the two toilets broke. A crack in the tank and a flood. (“Just pee in the shower, guys – à la Seinfeld!”)
You have to laugh. Well, I do. And smile. In the midst of blessings and good times, reality has a way of making its presence known. Shit happens. (I know, that’s rude & inappropriate language for the season – or any time - but it’s fitting.)
Here’s to 2010. May it bring all good things to you - and me! The only New Year’s resolution I’m making this year is, “Keep smiling – no matter what…”
A sense of humour is a precious commodity. In my case, being a little crazy even at the best of times also helps. ;)