My blog post is a few days later than usual because we have been in the throes of undecorating after Christmas. It always makes me a little sad to take down all of our beautiful Christmas stuff, but I’m also always happy to get out the fresh new winter decorations. I was especially excited to get out the winter stuff this year because we weren’t allowed to put it out last year since our old house was on the market. It’s hard to believe that just one year ago we were getting ready to sell our house. Which made me start reflecting on everything that happened in 2015. And I have come to the conclusion that 2015 was just TOO MUCH. In our family we had 2 moves (3 if you also count moving my classroom at school the same week we moved to our new house), 1 case of pneumonia, too many cases of stomach flu to count (the most recent occurring on Christmas Eve, of course!), 1 major surgery, 1 broken nose, 1 bad playground injury (ironically for the husband not the kid), 1 anaphylactic allergic reaction, daily life with a 3 year old… and a partridge in a pear tree. Phew. Even though not everything (like daily life with a 3 year old and getting to live in our new house) was bad stress, even good stress is still tiring. Like I said – too much.
So needless to say, I am very excited about celebrating the New Year this year. We have our usual quiet, low key celebration planned to ring in 2016: appetizers and snacks and general assorted junk food and a viewing of When Harry Met Sally (assuming a certain little someone heads to bed early enough) followed by a herculean effort to stay awake until midnight while watching Kathy Griffin embarrass Anderson Cooper. I can’t wait! 2016 is going to be my year of recovery and relaxation. It can’t start soon enough! Happy New Year!