Saturday, January 2, 2010

Cinderella had her slippers...

I have a pair of tennis shoes which I do believe contain "supernatural" powers. I can be dreading and putting off a project or job around the house, but all I need to do is put on my tennies and "something" happens. I can then accomplish amazing feats of stamina and fortitude! Yes, Cinderella had her slippers, but my Nike's are the next best thing.




I'm not one to keep my Christmas decor up long after Christmas. I like to have everything down and put away by the January 1. So for the last few days I have been cleaning and organizing (?) a little, trying to get things to some state of near normalcy.
We have a great L-shaped storage room that is literally filled from bottom to top with boxes of "Christmas", "Fall", and shelves of floral arrangements, boxes of faux flowers, wreaths... you name it. My husband won't go in there. He's afraid for his life.



What lurks behind the creaking door????
(Que organ music and maniacal laughter)




OK, so here is just the tip of the proverbial "iceberg" of Christmas tubs and boxes. Imagine 10 X this and you'll have the picture. I try to do some cleaning while I'm putting away, so then that causes the "domino effect". You know you start one thing, then to be able to do that, something else must be done first....



And of course, here is what Anne has been waiting to see! I've thought how much fun it would be to have a blog party called "What you didn't see" and then show all the "stuff" that we have to shoot around or crop out of photos. Like my honkin' gas grill on the deck or the dish drainer I just cannot live without. (Now I'm telling all my dirty little secrets) So here's my favorite little vacuum. I have one just like it for upstairs too, so I don't have to drag it up and down the stairs. And just as a side note. I've had all kinds of vacuums, but this little Hoover cutie that I paid  $70 for has been the best one!


And thought I'd show you what my helpers do when I'm not looking. My little white feather tree came downstairs to wait to be packed up, but in the meantime the girls had managed to pull off the little crystal prism ornaments and were having a great time with them. Vintage cat toys!




Just wanted to share some of my exciting life in the "Keepin' it Real" segment.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
Debra
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