So, lots of people are taking down their Christmas decor- my cat seems to be doing that for me, slowly but surely.
Others are indulging in using every function of their sparkly new electronics- mine sit in the box waiting until it “feels right” to take them out and try them. Perhaps using them will be my reward for straightening up my house.
I’m really not ocd about it, things are just not organized enough for me to feel safe pulling out my new pretties for a new project. In other words I haven’t been following everyone through the house barking orders to clean up their breadcrumb trails. It is Christmas. Instead, I’ve totally let things go, knit a lot on my daughter’s cardigan, watched many episodes of Monk, and as I write this, I realize I’m only wearing one sock.
Everyone needs a rumpled week. And that’s what this is. It’s my week to be comfortable, rumpled, and procrastinate big time. I am shrugging off the call of the kombucha that needs to be brewed, the floor that needs to be swept, the mounds of laundry, and the dinner that needs to have it’s ingredients shopped for. My children are ipod zombies and rousing them to watch a different screen with me is my nod to providing a varied, enriching environment.
Ah, there’s nothing like the after-Christmas hibernation period. A time to just wallow around in warm clothes, eat leftovers and chocolate, and watch dorky tv marathons. I’m accepting it- no, embracing it! I think I fell asleep twice during the day yesterday (this may actually be a sinus infection.) But why not? I scrambled around making and shopping for everyone in our combined families the last few weeks. I made and sent a zillion cards, hosted company, went to lots of functions (that term cracks me up especially when they come in rapid fire succession.) So, I’m a bum today.
I did try the Diana + lens adapter. What a bummer that I didn’t search reviews on it before I bought. With a Rebel xsi I can get the same blurry vignette-less effect by skipping while taking a photo – no purchase required. I could probably use the “happy-feel -good” effect, but I think I’ll wait til the triptopan has worn off.