Thursday, December 29, 2011

slowing down

After all the Christmas crazies the past few days have really slowed down.

It's felt really good.

Christmas is always busy.  We're off to Damian's parents on Christmas Eve, Christmas day we have family here and Boxing Day we're at my Dad's.  It's three fun filled days of Christmas, family, presents and eating!! 

Over the course of those three days the house takes a beating.  It doesn't seem to matter how clean you get it before Christmas, it's a complete disaster by the 27th.  An overwhelming disaster. 

Of course, you have to take pleasure in some of the clean up since it means finding new homes for all the new treasures!  You know you're spoiled when this becomes a daunting task! 

The kitchen is still... hmm what's the word.... FULL.  The counters are still covered in baking and sweets and the fridge is full of leftovers (most headed for the freezer because by then I'm done with turkey for a while!)

With a family of five, despite having laundry all caught up on the 24th, by the 27th we're behind about half a dozen loads! 

It finally feels like we've gotten a grip on the situation.  I can't take much any credit for it as I've been back at work the past two days. 

The quiet days at work have been a nice switch from the quick pace of the holidays... and I never thought I'd say that! 

Although I still would have prefered quiet days at home... 

It just doesn't seem like there is such a thing with three kids!

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