This post was inspired by Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin where she runs a nine month experiment to create happier surroundings. JoinFrom Left to Write on January 6 we discuss Happier at Home. You can also chat live with Gretchen Rubin on January 7 on Facebook! As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Happy new year!
Well, I lost steam for NaBloPoMo, but it's a new year and a new chance at blogging. So here we go again. It's been a hectic holiday season - Rich and I both came down with colds right before Christmas. My sister arrived, and we spent Christmas Eve here. Thanks to her and Meg, I achieve done of my major holiday goals - wrapping presents before Christmas Eve. And we got good seats at church, so Christmas was a success! After unwrapping presents Christmas morning, we headed to my brother's for more presents. Then we drove to family in DE, where we received more presents, plus did a little post Christmas shopping. Then the little guy got sick, so on our way home from DE we stopped at the pediatrician to discover it was strep, which meant we also stopped at the store for the prescription. We dumped off all our new possessions and frantically packed because the next morning we took off for Florida, where we acquired still more stuff.
So today, on the second day of driving home, we were all eager to see home again. But knowing what was waiting - a destroyed house, presents and packages everywhere, and not to even mention a dead Christmas tree - we weren't really all that eager.
Over the busy holiday , I didn't even get a chance to crack open my book, but the title taunted me: Happier at Home. I would dearly love to be happier at home, but after driving 1000 miles over the past two days, we weren't that happy to walk into this:
And that's just one small glimpse! We made a slight dent, and the kids were able to open some presents they had only admired thus far. So it's going to be a busy week. And maybe then I will have a chance to read and figure out how we can be happier at home.