Hello last moments of 2009...
At the moment - I am buried under 14 loads of laundry and the sinking feeling that I am never really ever going to catch up. We are all sick. Penn is cutting several teeth. The dogs are stir-crazy. The madness of the holidays is piled up higher than our dirty clothes. And I have a monster zit in the middle of my forehead. I am overwhelmed. Overwhelmed by the awesomeness of our families. Overwhelmed by the cheer and the generousity of our loved ones. Overwhelmed by love. Overwhelmed by the sheer amount of "stuff" that accumulates from 'the spirit of the season'. Overwhelmed by my own consumerism. Overwhelmed by the things I need to do to get this place back to a functional home and not a toy distribution centre. Overwhelmed by the fact that our splendid coffee maker is broken. (BOO!) And overwhelmed by the amount of blessings I have. Overwhelmed that the two small people that fill my heart are growing too fast. Overwhelmed.
First items: tackle laundry, sort girls clothes, change sheets (I've GOT to start the new year on nice clean sheets!), get something going in the slowcooker and download some photos.
Today: It's the last day of the year and that's a big deal to me. I've got lists and resolutions and things-I-want-to-accomplish and a whole slew of new recipes for 2010. The future is here. I intend to make it a great one.
Tomorrow: a new year of awesome begins!