holiday detox

Dec 30, 2014

A detox that has nothing to do with hot chocolate, prime rib, potatoes, bread, cookies, cookies, and more cookies. I mean a detox of the holidays themselves. Don't give me your bah humbug looks through your computer screens, you know you are slightly relieved that Christmas is over. I mean I think we can all breathe a sigh of relief and stop popping tums in our mouths. All the prep, shopping, present sneaking, panic attacks of whether or not the package would arrive in time. All of it just to be literally ripped to shreds in a matter of minutes. Exhausting. Exciting. But exhausting. 

I am definitely the person that is taking decorations down the day after Christmas. I do it slowly as to not upset the children as they trip over all the toys in the living room. If I did it my way I would rip that holiday cheer from the walls like a band-aid. I am a creature of habit people, I just like things to be mostly the same. Slightly insane since the reality of my life is anything but the same old routine. But I will be happy to get back on a schedule, not to mention having my children back on their normal bed time schedule because Chris is all about breaking the rules while on Christmas break. I am pretty sure I fall asleep before everyone every night. I just can't hang like I used too. 
Oh! And I have yet to unpack from our little ski getaway. I will admit that it is slightly convenient to have matched outfits for the kids all in one place. Need to get them all ready to go out? Just look in the's alllll in there. There are three laundry baskets full of clothes that need to be put away but I am not volunteering myself to do that at this time. I really am trying to soak up all the family time as possible before Chris goes back to work. While at the same time trying to tell my need for planning and organization to simmer down. It's a tough battle. I am suppressing the itch to pull out my 2015 planner all shiny and new and mark it up with all the things we have going on. Did I mention we are having a baby in a few months? If I allow myself to think about the logistics of it all I will throw myself into a tail spin. So for right now I am living in the "what week pregnant am I" bliss. Plus, Ace turns five next week. FIVE!!!! That too I just can't talk about....hormones will be the death of my tear ducts. 

So, tell me, do you have New Years plans? I will be asleep by 8 I can guarantee. Have you taken down your Christmas decorations? Or do you like to savor every last drop of the season that keeps on giving? Do you do new year's resolutions? I am not one for it, but I enjoy hearing what other people plan on sticking to for the first couple weeks of January. Ha! 

Happy Wednesday folks!


  1. Might as well live it up and sleep while you can and ignore the laundry situation. It can wait. I'll be taking down my decorations as soon as new years is over. And ill probably do it all in one big push. It's a ton of work and I'm kind of dreading it.

  2. I also wanted to take down all the decorations the day after Christmas. Hubby put the kibosh on that! AND, I have a feeling our suitcases will remain packed for quite some time too. Heading in for a night shift as soon as we get home is less than ideal for me! Hope you had a wonderful holiday! :) And Happy New Year, mama! xoxo

  3. Ehh laundry will still be there another day. :) I am itching to take all our decorations down, it will finally happen tomorrow haha.

  4. Giiirl...I am with you!!! My decorations came down asap! My house feels so decluttered and clean.

    1. My house is far from de-cluttered with all these damn toys, but Christmas stuff is gone. haha!



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