It's that time. Chuck out the tree, get rid of the festive-smelling candles. Find all glitter, and suck it away. Be gone, holiday-house-vomit.
Holiday time is as exciting as it gets, and this year was a good one (thank you, boys, you make Christmas so fun).
But, I am happy to have my living room back.
And I am thrilled to report I cooked, hosted (read: survived. Thank you wine) my first ever solo Christmas dinner. Lots of family were away this year, so it was small and simple, but I plan to use the but-I-did-Christmas-2013 'til it goes out of style.
For the enquiring minds out there, yes, I got my coveted garlic press! And some other practical goods:
And there you are... an I-got-woken-up-at-4:45-am picture of me in my reindeer jammies. Gum and Tylenol, apparently I use a lot of it?
But better than any gift under the tree or in a stocking, were the smiles of excitement and happiness planted on my boys' faces. A truly wonderful gift, chaos and all.
I hope you all had a chance to revel in happiness and love. In whatever form it comes to you.