After a while,
the in-between-ness of this time of year
starts to really bug me.
Much as I love Christmas
and all that goes with it,
it's just not the same once Christmas is over.
The Advent Calendar taunts me
with its quick stamped substitutes
for felt ornaments I never finished
... yet again.
The Christmas cards have bent themselves open
and look messy and unloved.
The dresser, however,
never fails to please me :-)
(but I do wonder over breakfast
whether or not to hang my new banner
in the same spot next Christmas?)
So today was the day for the house
to look like this again:
while I packed everything away.
Then we moved the sofa
back to its normal spot
and created some space and calm.
After a hard day's work
of packing, sorting, decluttering and ironing,
it's feeling like a new year
- a new season of our life