Order - I can almost taste it

I’m feeling a bit better today as I figured I would. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder never leaves but it fluctuates in intensity. I appreciate all of you that came out of hiding to comment on that post. I still have readers! Yay!

As relates to the title of this post, I am so close to getting everything in order before Christmas break. I’ve got my new Christmas design up here. I’m generally more of a red and green Christmas person but I thought blue and gold look pretty nice together as well. I’ve closed my design queue until Jan. 12. I love doing it but I am looking forward to the break from it. PLUS - I’m getting a newer version of photoshop and want to have it all figured out before I start back in. I’m just about finished with my latest design and then that will be wrapped up.

Then, I have a package or two to ship out tomorrow to winners of some giveaways. So that’s just about wrapped up.

Plus I’m in the process of moving all our under the bed food storage into the hall closet where mice can’t get to it. So nearly all of our food stuffs are up and away and I will feel much relieved when they are. I know I caught one mouse but I figured there were more and I was right.

So does anyone else feel they simply cannot leave for vacation without putting the house in complete order? Weeks before I’m busy decluttering and cleaning, all so I can come home to a clean house and not have pests take over while I’m gone.

The children and I fly out in a week and a half and then hubby joins us a week after that. We haven’t been with family for Christmas for 5 years. So thank you sis for getting married right before Christmas. I can’t wait to post pictures of her wedding, maybe even one or two of me all dressed up, if the double chin that comes out when I smile doesn’t dissuade me

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5 Responses to “Order - I can almost taste it”

  1. Becky NewsonNo Gravatar on December 6th, 2008 12:00 am

    I love the ornament in your new header. It’s so lovely!! (Where *do* you get your pictures? Or do you take them yourself??)

    How exciting that you get to be with family on Christmas. We, too, haven’t been with family for 5 years now. The last time was when our first baby was just a few months old. Now she’s 5 and a few months. So, yeah. You’re very lucky. :)

    And yes, I can’t leave for vacation without making sure EVERYTHING is spotless. It’s always exhausting, the day or two before I leave (especially when I’m doing something like 6 loads of laundry the day I’m supposed to be all packed and ready to go, and still scrubbing counters and floors at 10pm the night before traveling), but it’s so worth it when you come home. Nothing to do but rest and unpack. And heaven knows the unpacking is awful enough on its own. ;)

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  2. cherylNo Gravatar on December 6th, 2008 6:15 pm

    Me, too! A cleaner-before-vacation that is. But it never seems to matter because within 10 minutes of coming home from vacation, it’s as if I never cleaned it in the first place. Sigh.

    Hooray for weddings and family! Good luck getting everything ready…

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  3. An Ordinary MomNo Gravatar on December 6th, 2008 10:20 pm

    I HAVE to come home to a clean house or I go bonkers!

    And I am liking your new look over here.

    An Ordinary Moms last blog post..Order - I can almost taste it

  4. Richelle FNo Gravatar on December 7th, 2008 10:06 pm

    I love the new look. It’s very pretty and classy looking. I like to clean before leaving on a trip, too. Even if it is a short overnight trip, I have to at least make sure the dishes are done. I’m turning into my mom. We would always give her a hard time for doing the dishes as we were trying to walk out the door to go somewhere.

    Richelle Fs last blog post..Order - I can almost taste it

  5. KimberlyNo Gravatar on December 8th, 2008 7:00 pm

    We’re not leaving till the 23rd and I’m already a little freaked out about getting everything together for Christmas and the trip PLUS having the house in good order.

    Mostly because when the neighbours come over to feed the fish and water the plants I don’t want them to see what a mess the place often is.


    Looking forward to feeling it’s all under control!

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