Sunday, January 04, 2009

Back to normal

The holidays are ALL over... ah. I am looking forward to getting back to normal. Here's some food for thought for next Christmas though.

We had spent some time at the beginning of December trying to decide if we should keep with our lovely family tradition of getting a fresh cut tree or if we should get a dreaded fake one. It seems logical doesn't it? You aren't cutting a tree down, it lasts for YEARS but it turns out it isn't better for the environment. Really!?! The crunchy girl in me smiled! You see fake trees are horrible for the environment because of how they are manufactured and transported AND when you are done with it where does it go? To sit for eternity in a land fill. Yet a real tree from a tree farm takes carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere for years and then when you're done with the tree it can be composted seeing as it is organic and all. I love that we can continue our family tradition for years to come and I don't have to feel guilty like I am just a tree killer. Here's some info if you'd like it. Oh, it makes me so happy!

Tomorrow life goes back to normal. Up early to get the big kids off to school, out and about with Seth, after school activities, etc. You know normal= crazy busy all the time.

The break has been wonderful. I have lazily slept on the couch in the wee hours of the morning. Older kids rock too. Seth will ask for breakfast and one of the big kids, bless their little hearts, will get him a bowl of cereal so I can sleep longer. I've played with fabric a bit too. I finished up Seth pajama top.

I also made the silly little name tag for the quilt guild I joined. It made me feel like an old lady to make it. It sooo isn't my style.

Oh, oh... I ordered some fabric yesterday too! I have a new nephew coming in a few months so I needed some cute baby fabric. Of course, I threw a little extra fabric in for myself too. I haven't bought anything for me in a while. To justify it more I had a 20% off coupon too! See, it was meant to be! I can't wait until it gets here!

Anyway, winter break was awesome but it'll be nice to get back into the grove of normal day to day things again.

1 comment:

Amy Y said...

We have our fake tree that we purchased years before we considered the environmental impact for everything we do... now I deliberate about continuing to reuse it (even though the bottom half no longer lights up due to hungry, perhaps suicidal cats eating the wires) or to recycle it at our local thrift store... Selfishly, I love how easy it is to put away each year and the lack of tree needles to vaccuum up. ahhh delimmas.