I rock at resolutions.
I resolved to organize my sock drawer.
I thought I'd reward myself with the purchase of some new socks, but it turns out that I have plenty of socks. I have socks I'd forgotten about. I am set in regard to socks.
That project went so well that I moved on to organizing my underwear drawer. Turns out that I could actually benefit from a new purchase or two in that department. I threw a pair of underwear in my suitcase to wear over break that were so saggy baggy I ended up tossing them in the trash at the end of the day. Guess I shouldn't be surprised the elastic was shot as I'd had them since high school! Tossed several more pairs in the trash can today that were at least ten years old. #notcute
We got Christmas taken down and put away, which was kind of a relief because our house feels bigger (and cleaner) without the tree and other decorations up, and because Christmas was still pretty hard this year. I'm ready for it be be over.
Speaking of challenging days, I was caught off guard by how sad I was last night. We made it to midnight, but it was not a festive new year. I was mopey and sad, Zuzu was grouchy and all kinds of off-schedule, as she napped from 5pm to 8pm (WHAT? Why didn't we wake her up? I don't know. Believe me, we asked ourselves that from 8pm to 11:30pm). I know some of my grief was for baby Jack and his family, but as I told David last night, it's hard to feel okay about celebrating a new year when it means more year without Eliza. I hope this gets easier with time. It might be nice to actually WANT to have champagne at midnight again someday.
Today was a better day. The house (like my dresser drawers!) is clean. I even pulled out the fridge and stove to vacuum and clean behind them (I should have photographed before & afters behind the stove but I would have been too embarrassed to post them--it was DISGUSTING). In other household news, the washing machine is now in working order (wahoo!) and I've been testing it all day long... just 2 loads to go. Zuzu was still a bit of a bear, but I wrestled her into bed at 8pm and I'm hoping we're back on a somewhat more normal schedule tomorrow.
And now that my drawers are organized, my kitchen is clean, and my baby is sleeping, there's nothing to do but sip some wine and make use of our Netflix subscription...
Not to worry... I've got a few other resolutions. I'll be writing about those soon.