Any sense of having a grove, or doing much of anything post-Christmas (like finding a space for all our new treasures) has not happened. What has instead happend are late nights, fevers, hacking coughs, ear aches, boxes of toys still littering the floor, dishes piling up in the sink, grumpy mommas who are overwhelmed and kids that go from bickering, to playing, to laying on the couch in a heap pf blankets and snot.
I've never had an illness linger this long. I'm sick of being confined in the house, and yesterday we tried to brave going on an errand but it was miserable. Tired momma + whiney snotty children = no. Today we will cancel all plans for a New Year and spend the day with some yummy food, reorganizing our space, and hopefully feeling much better for the first day of 2013.