Already here 😀
I have a fun and loving family, a wonderful husband, and a life that most people don’t even know exists. I get to travel our great country, and get paid to do it. I get to keep in touch with all of our children to watch them grow and expand their lives. Plus I get to be home during the Holidays without feeling guilt about missing work.
This is the time of year where I get caught up on all the things that need to be done. Having the job I do, being away from home most of the year, has a price to pay. Cram 12 months of stuff into the time frame of three months.
My first major project, paperwork, is in a holding pattern for the end of the year. Not much to do in that area.
My next major project is to conquer CHAOS or “Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome”. If you have been wondering why I have not been keeping up with my daily posting it is because I am in the throes of deep cleaning my house. This project is usually done in the months of January and February. However, this year it is sooner owing to the fact that Joe has had a really bad year with burgeoning health issues. The luxury of being home until March or April won’t be happening this year. We are going back to work after the New Year’s celebrations.
I could just let him go out on his own and remain home as I would usually. Things are different in our lives right now and I feel I would be selfish if I did not go back out with him. I don’t mean to “borrow trouble” but there are so many things that could go wrong out there. Since he is on Warfarin falling off a truck is no longer funny. Joe has regaled me with past stories of clamoring around on the trucks, doing the job I normally do, and he falls off and scrapes the heck out of a leg, or bangs his head until he sees stars, or gets the wind knocked out of him when he crashes to the ground. Better safe than sorry I say.
I am at war with dust,
a tangle of wires,
I will be sharing some tips with you in the next few days that make my job of house cleaning a bit more user friendly.
Oh to one day be able to call up Merry Maids to come do this for me 🙂 Until that time I will get in and apply some energy and sweat 😀
Tomorrow I will tell you how I handle the clutter that overtakes our home. The purchases made during the year out on the road. Usually I do my Christmas shopping throughout the year all over the country. These purchases get stored away in plastic bins that are kept in the back of our work pickup until we get home and the bins are dumped in the living room filled with all kinds of junk and good stuff.
The living room is complete. The room I’m working on now is the master bedroom. Time to get the second half finished in there today.
Christmas day is fast arriving. I hope you all are enjoying being blessed by the Christmas Spirit.