Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Where's Gina?

Yesterday was Epiphany, the twelvth day of Christmas, and I ceremoniously kicked the Christmas tree to the curb. Actually I tossed it in the backyard with the intention of dragging it to the curb tomorrow morning before the garbage truck arrives. However, today, the first official post-Christmas day, it has been raining so hard that my back yard is now a couple of inches underwater and I'm not sure I want to slog around back there in the dog poop soup. Perhaps the tree, exposed to all that natural fertilizer and plenty of water will just sprout new roots? Nah, I didn't think so.

It's been strange to so quickly go from the sparkling white snowed-in holidays to this soggy new year. I'm not quite ready to let go of Christmas but it's gone, gone, gone. Today I went to Target and bought some fantastic Christmas decorations for 90% off! I was so excited but the bargain deco high didn't last long. Stuffing new stuff into the Christmas boxes and moving them out to the garage is actually a bit sad.

Time rolls on though. Tonight Taylor had her first Girl Scout cookie meeting. Presales start Friday. The good news is I can finish off the Christmas cookies while contemplating how many boxes of thin mints I need to get through the rest of the year.


JCK said...

I like those chocolate coconut cruncy to die for girl scout cookies.

Wishing you a year full of cookies and good things!

Queenly Things said...

Girl Scout cookie time - hip hip hooray. Emphasis on the "hip"

Laura/CenterDownHome said...

Something there is I like about January. There's feeling of cocooning and pots of soup simmering on the stove and piles of books to be read in front of the fire. While munching Girl Scout cookies. :)

Also, it's the only month that makes me want to take up knitting.