And now, to our regularly scheduled life…

The holidays seem to eat time, don’t they?  No matter how streamlined you think you’ve got it, you blink and it’s all done.

Except for the cleanup – and the de-christmasifying.  That’s a real word, honest!

The Ogre and I like to leave Christmas in our home until after the 6th of January.  This year, we had to dismantle a bit early, due to the bi-weekly garbage pickup.  That saddens me, since I really hate to see the tree come down.  So, I left the little artificial tree and everything else up!

I’ll take things down the way I put them up – bit by bit, during the evenings.  I would imagine I’ll have it all nicely boxed away by next weekend.

Which, of course, brings me to a storage dilema.  Apparently, I have more Christmas stuff than I thought I did.  In order to keep it all together, I’ll first have to clean up the storage area in the basement.  That will happen next weekend as well.

But I did think of a way to cleary identify which boxes hold Christmas goods.  We have TONS of cards that we just didn’t get around to sending.  More than enough to use as box labels.  I’ll just glue the front of a card to each box and stack them.  That way, I’ll be able to see what’s what without opening things up.

Since the storage room will be getting a cleanup, and we’ve just re-arranged the basement entertainment/computer/family area, I think it safe to say that January and February of 2013 will be Basement months.  I’ve ordered paint through the landlord, have some yummy fabric set aside to make a couch throw, and just picked up a wonderful 5X5 cube Expedit on Kijiji.  Turning the space we spend most of our waking hours into a pretty refuge has now become goal number one.

Here’s a few shots of the new layout.  Nothing has been “prettified”, so  it’s a very good representation of where the starting point is.

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I’d really love to see your comments on the projects I do and the ideas I have.  I learn more from critiques than praise, but, honestly, I adore praise (and who doesn’t?).

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