Thursday, December 29, 2011

Getting Ready for a New Start

The holiday season can be emotionally draining. I have a Christmas loving friend who suffers from “post-partum” every year once Christmas has passed. I enjoy the holidays but I often begrudge the time and work required—time that could be spent pursuing other interests (like making art!). That being said, the Virgo in me really loves the end of the year opportunity to clean out the old to make way for the new.

My children are making something delicious and creative-- marshmallow treats using leftover cereals taking up cupboard space. Unsuccessful new cereals like High Fiber Low Sugar Frosted Flakes and Rice Krispies Treats are good for this.

I like to toss old bill files into my attic archives under the eaves at the end of each year. In 2012 I’m going in to shred anything that’s older than 7 years, which is what the experts recommend. Yeehaw, I love clearing out!

Now I’m off to purge old documents and organize my computer for 2012. Wishing all my lovely blog friends a blissful, bountiful and beautiful 2012!


  1. I am right with you, CW! End of the year means a new start with reorganization and lightening the old load. Love the cereal treats - Happy new year to you - xxoo, sus

  2. Funny you should say this as Denise and I have been going crazy selling and throwing since the new year. Out it goes!!!

  3. Sus and Don, decluttering is addictive! And it never ends...Happy new year!

  4. hello old friend...just thought I’d pop in and say Happy New Year and all the very best in 2012.