The First Sunday Confessional of 2010

Heather says:

It’s Sunday again and time for this week’s confessional. Life is not as perfect as the glossies -magazines- would lead you to believe.  Sure we can crop out the mistakes and messes, but it’s in those unedited moments that we are most human. The Sunday confessional isn’t about celebrating mediocrity or not trying to do better; it’s simply a chance to drop our pretenses and chuckle at our shortcomings.

Ready?

Christmas has come and gone, in our tradition today would be the day to take down our decorations (it’s the Feast of the Epiphany). But, that’s not on the agenda. Why? I didn’t put up one single decoration, not a candle, not a knick-knack. There’s not a speck of tinsel to be seen; Ebeneezer Scrooge would have felt perfectly at home this season in the Solos’ home.

So now it’s your turn, what do you have to get off your chest?



13 Comments

  1. HeatherSolos on January 6, 2010 at 11:57 am

    I'm C&Ping a comment here. I can see it on the administrative side, but it's not showing here. Laura, I apologize, I have no idea what's happening with your comment. -Heather
    Laura:
    I recently married into a family that doesn't celebrate Christmas. I have to be honest. Not having to decorate and not rushing around fretting about the money to purchase gifts…no hustle and bustle…Just taking the extra time and spending it with family…I have never felt more relaxed and Christmas-y!

    • laura on January 7, 2010 at 5:45 pm

      Thanks!

  2. laura on January 5, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    I recently married into a family that doesn’t celebrate Christmas. I have to be honest. Not having to decorate and not rushing around fretting about the money to purchase gifts…no hustle and bustle…Just taking the extra time and spending it with family…I have never felt more relaxed and Christmas-y!

  3. Bren on January 4, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    I bet it was nice in a way not having to put all the stuff away from Christmas. If you are like me, I love putting it out but hate putting it away. I procrastinated on it for a day or two and finally finished last night. My almost three year old kept asking where the tree was. I felt sorry for her. She thoroughly enjoyed all the decorations and would have been content having them out for a lot longer. We also have a crawler (almost walker) in the family, so the tree and many other things caused stress for me. I plan next year to put everything out much earlier — maybe mid November and then add the tree Thanksgiving weekend. Anyway, all that said I am sad too having it all gone. I wish I had taken more pictures (this is always an area of guilt for me). I find myself enjoying the moment and forgetting to record the moment. I plan on putting all three girls in their Christmas pajamas tonight and getting a picture of all three together. Cheesy, but somehow I need it. Happy New Year!

  4. Tinkerschnitzel on January 4, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    I didn't take Christmas stuff down this week like we normally do, but we all had the stomach flu, so my excuse stands. 🙂 My house is a horrible mess right now, and I don't know if it will look better before I do my spring cleaning. Honestly, it's close to freezing outside, and it motivates me even less to do something.

    • HeatherSolos on January 4, 2010 at 6:27 pm

      I know I complained about it being hot in July, but I put up with the heat so I don't have to freeze in the winter. Our weather has been quite chilly the last few days and for the foreseeable future. I am NOT a fan.

  5. Michelle on January 4, 2010 at 1:59 am

    My confession for this week is that my house actually looks worse than before Christmas break. I took tomorrow off while the kids go back to school to get some semblance of order. But now I don't want to do anything but go to the library and get lost in a good book.

    Other confession: being on vacation is dangerous for me. I spend more money while not working than I could ever think about spending while working. Ebay and I have become fast friends again!

    • HeatherSolos on January 4, 2010 at 11:59 am

      I know that feeling all too well. Once you get moving though it isn't so bad, it's just that first big push to start. I find I get a lot more cleaning done when I have podcasts to listen to. Music doesn't do a whole lot to motivate me when performing boring tasks, but if I can listen to my favorite geekery I get a lot more done (except vacuuming which makes it too hard to hear).

  6. JimK on January 3, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Us either! It took SO long to erase all traces of last year that we just couldn't face digging it all out and doing it again, only to be faced with not having the time or inclination to take it all down until well into spring!

    Honestly? I didn't miss it.

    • HeatherSolos on January 4, 2010 at 12:01 pm

      There were definitely things I missed and the kids were pretty upset that we didn't have a tree this year. I think I'll enjoy staying home next year.

  7. Stacy on January 3, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Well, you were gone for Christmas. I rarely decorate, to be honest. It's such a busy time of year.

    I had two weeks off and didn't enjoy it like I wanted to. Our dog died, we got a new dog, I had some anxiety issues and a conflict with my son's doctor as a result…anyway, I was really hoping for a relaxing break but had a hard time relaxing.

    • HeatherSolos on January 4, 2010 at 12:03 pm

      Ugh. I'm sorry to hear about your dog. I also struggle with anxiety and boy can that be a self-feeding demon. I hope settling back into your normal routine improves your outlook.

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