A new year, a new start - and I didn't want to waste any time. All I could think of was getting all the Christmas stuff put away. By 9:00am I had a roast in the oven, the tree un-decorated and all the traces of the holidays packed in boxes and returned to the basement. YAY! I have been ready to do that for days, but apparently if you put things away before January 1 - the world will come to an end! (Well - according to Auntie anyway) LOL
At 9:15 the phone rang. It was my former sister in-law from Montreal. (Yes, if you are scratching your head - I am technically an only child but I have 2 honorary sisters and 4 brothers. Their parents and my family grew up together. After moving to Montreal and having 6 kids they continued to spend every summer at the beach with us -- from July 1 to Sept. 1. We grew up together and are very close. And when the 6 introduce me to their friends they say "our little sister" and I introduce them as my brothers and sisters)
But I digress.....even though big brother Tom traded in Marty for a new model - she is still family to me! The first thing she said was "I bet you have everything put away". LOL She knows me so well!! We had a good long catch-up call.
Auntie and Mom slept in until about 10 so they had a surprise that all the work was done. Well, except for vacuuming up the 10 pounds of tree needles left on the floor because I didn't want to wake them. I had a big laugh when Mom came downstairs. I was waiting at the bottom of the stairs for her and let out a big, animated Happy New Year! She took one look at me, and turned around and started back up the stairs!!! You should have seen the look on her face ---"I'm not going down there with that looney woman." I actually had to coax her back downstairs. It was pretty funny.
So, thus far 2011 has been good! Now that the house is back in order I feel like hooking more. Maybe I will get a rug finished tonight.
And before I forget, I want to thank everyone for the wonderful comments last night. I have read them over and over. They mean so much to me.