So it's now December 16th, 2021. 9 days until the fat man arrives with his sleigh and eight tiny reindeer. It would also be my oldest brother's 70th Birthday were he still alive. We lost him in June of 2009(well really in January of 2008 when he went into a coma that he never came out of). He had just turned 58 so I am feeling a bit sad today. He was one of the loveliest souls that ever walked the earth in my humble opinion. A big Happy Birthday in Heaven to you my big brother!
We got home from our vacation on Sunday evening. The only thing I have accomplished since Sunday was unpacking my suitcase, doing tons of laundry(which Hubs helped with...oh hell, he did most of it, who am I kidding?), going to Rite-Aid(both for Rxs and for deals), paying a couple of bills(oh the pain!), mailing ONE package and going to the PO to ask about getting our held mail. No cooking, no cleaning and a lot of lying on my BFF the heating pad in bed.
We put up the Xmas tree and I mailed a big honking box of birthday and Christmas presents to my daughter and her hubby in Louisiana before we left but as far as Christmas decorating, cards, cooking, present wrapping that is it. I told myself I'd have PLENTY of time to get everything done when we got back.
So here I am baring my soul and the state of some of my house to y'all on the 9th day before Christmas.
If you have OCD please back out of this page now!! You have been warned........ ;-)
This first photo of the living room isn't too bad.....there's our little tree and I even put a xmas cloth under it. Ignore the shit and tubs of junk on the chair next to it and next to the chair.
Here's what to the left of the tree in the living room-my tp stash(all of it pre-Covid)and piles of mailing boxes. Ya see, the grand plan in my head(which never happened)was that I'd jump back into eBay selling in the Fall(September?)so I brought all the mailing supplies from the garage here to be more convenient to pack and ship what I sold. Of course as many grand plans this one never materialized, what with going to my brother's house and then Sissie's house in September, the work on the powder room and the kitchen by our handyman in the Fall, a bridal shower in Jersey and just regular "life" stuff then our international travel the beginning of December.......well this is the result.