Thursday, December 31, 2015

TOP TO BOTTOM


With the help of my dearest, the Christmas decorations are down, packed in bins and in the storage closet on the balcony.  

We decided to take a room at a time and clean from Top to Bottom and start the new year in a clean home.  (Thanks honey, I couldn't have done it without you.)



A new desk size calendar for 2016 is on the refrigerator.  This is my "brain" and keeps me on schedule.


A fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies in the cookie jar.
Clean house
New calendar
Full cookie jar

A good start to a new year.

What's on your schedule for New Years?

20 comments:

  1. what a beautiful room, its lovely Wanda, best wishes to you and your family,,
    happy new year,,

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    1. Laurie, I love our little Tree House. It's small, but it's just where God wanted us. Easy to clean as it's only a few rooms. Sending love and hugs.

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    1. Thanks Dave....Happy New Year back too you and lots of new adventures and pictures on your bike travels.

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  4. Oh my! Clean house is great. We took down all the decorations today too and packed them away. Next up, cleaning house. I like the calendar at a glance on the fridge. I always look forward to having a pretty new kitchen calendar to see every day, but I mostly use the calendar in my phone.

    Those cookies look so yummy. Unfortunately, those won't be on my list to do because I think I have already eaten enough sweets. Happy new year blessings to you and your family.

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    1. Because our little retirement apartment is small, cleaning it is a breeze. Especially one room at a time.

      I will give the cookies to the neighbors and children...I've had too many too.

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  5. Happy New Year to you and your family!

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    1. A blessed New Year back too you, Marie.

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  6. Looks like you're ready for the new year. I like the full cookie jar.

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    1. Something comforting about a full cookie jar.

      Have a blessed New Year.

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  7. Happy New Year Wanda, you are so organized. I usually wait till after New Year's Day to pack my stuff away.

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    1. Thanks Christine. I don't know if it's a blessing or a curse, but it's my upbringing...To Do Lists and checking it off makes me smile. HaHa.

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  8. We are watching a Clint Eastwood movie and eating popcorn! A glass of bubbly later! Happy NEW Year, sweet Wanda! To you and your man!

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    1. That sound like a good New Years Eve. I'm going to have some Mother/Daughter time with Julie...we're going to a street festival New Years Eves in Old Town Monrovia. Have a blessed new year.

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  9. I opted not to wear myself out today. We ordered Chinese food which we ate with Nathan, and Hannah and Sergio, and then we watched "The Russians Are Coming". We'll likely hit the sack before midnight, but then again, maybe not.

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    1. I'm glad you took it easy. You work to hard all the time. Glad you got to spend it with your kids. We did have fun at the street fair, and our grandson Jon joined Julie and me, so it was a fun evening...slept in this morning, and then watch the Rose Parade with a cup of coffee. Sending love and hugs for a peaceful year for you!

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  10. Yes, lil' tree houses are easy to clean just as long as you learn the art of decluttering or eventually there is nowhere to put anything. I'm guessing you are good at that. Last year (15) we did that thoroughly from Kondi Marie's book on the Art of Decluttering. The best book I've read in years.

    Our xmas decorations will be up until about Jan 5/6th or so. Going to enjoy them over the weekend.

    New Year's eve was spent at home (so cold the town cancelled the year First night fireworks after midnight for the sake of all the kids and elderly perhaps?). We raised our tea mugs at midnight (London time). Far easier that way.

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    1. Oh Michael...some would call me the queen of drizzle, but I am to a default the queen of "de-clutter". My dearest says it he stand still to long, I will put him in a bag for the goodwill. HaHa. Not that bad, but I don't have a problem throwing things away. Not a horder by nature. Guess I got that from my mom who always had a neat and tidy home. It was my job every Sat. morning to completely clean my room. Funny our ones upbringing can linger for decades....Hugs and Happy New Year.
      Julie, our second daughter, and grandson Jon went to a street festival in Old Town Monrovia for New Years...Lots of fun.

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  11. Clean digs and cookies - great way to bring in the New Year. I had a quiet NYE watching old movies, and then spent New Year's Day with a dear friend.

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