Do you know what my favorite day of the week entails?
Cleaning, laundry, organizing, and basically straightening up and simplifying my life. Usually I do this on Saturdays, but I like doing it on a day Colin works so that I have the house to myself. Am I crazy for loving this day? Perhaps.
Usually after doing all my chores, it is so much easier to relax and enjoy the rest of the week carefree. Then I can focus on cooking, reading, practicing music, and spending quality time with Colin and our kitties. What can I say? I am a habitual organizer. And I love that about myself.
We took down our tree (oh, the pine needles everywhere!) and other Christmas remnants last night. Sad, I know. I just love Christmas. But it is over and time to move on to the new year to come! Today I am also putting away the last of my Christmas presents. My parents spoiled us again, of course. Yesterday I got to go shopping with a gift card and Christmas cash! Oh, joy! I got some great deals on clothing, pajamas, jewelry, and books.
After several recommendations, I purchased Crazy Love by Francis Chan and The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I am excited to begin these and pray I can get myself to sit down, relax, and get into the books. I have too much energy I guess! My mom gave me some cute tea mugs with sayings on them about hope and faith, etc. I will have to have some delicious tea with my books.
I hope your Christmas was well and inspirational for the year to come. I pray you hold Jesus in your hearts a little tighter today.
Love to all,