1.02.2011

Christmas has been eradicated from Susan's house, the only things that remain are two wheezing poinsettias and a few hanging snowflakes. A girlfriend had already come & gone in the morning, leaving her gigantic fake tree and seasonal decorations for storage in Susan's basement.

Susan generally has her fill of Christmas before it even begins so you can imagine how satisfying it is for her to rub it out.

Susan started the year by sitting in bed and watching a favorite odd movie. Her first breakfast of the year was lox and cream cheese on a pumpernickel bagel and her first baking project was biscotti for Cousin Lisa's house later in the day. The biscotti, with candied ginger, cranberries and toasted almonds was declared by Susan's little sister to taste like fruit cake so now Susan's all paranoid about making it again.

Susan doesn't have any resolutions this year other than making a list of art projects she wants to complete. She wrote a list for each of her kids too, unfortunately for them their lists were more utilitarian in content; clean off the dining table, do a load of laundry, give the dog water.
Boo hoo kids, get to work.

8 comments:

Where the Fur Flies said...

I really want my tree out of the living room, but taking it apart always seems like so much more work than putting it together. At this rate, I'm a little concerned it'll still be here for Easter.

trustmaggie said...

i love fruit cake.. just sayin'....

also, "boo hoo kids, get to work." made my night. good on ya. ;D

The Empress said...

Oh, I'm such a procrastinator. My tree will be up all through January. I tell my family it looks so pretty up, but actually, I'm just not ever in the mood to do work...any kind.

Happy New Year to you!

Rural Rambler said...

I couldn't wait to give Christmas the heave ho this year. Let the sun shine in! I love fruitcake too. With butter.

Dawn in Austin said...

I will be rubbing out Christmas this afternoon. Right now, I have too many blogs to read and we all know that comes first.

Anonymous said...

My daughter wanted a real tree this Christmas so I'm about to do my first craft project of 2011: pine needle mattresses.... Or should I try pine needle pie?

Tiffany said...

i'm generally so over christmas decorations before christmas too. i'm surprised i allowed them to stay up past the 25th (they came down the 26th). couldn't even make it to the new year.

resolutions for the kids: for the love of God, stop yelling!

Cupcake Murphy said...

I snuffed out every last bit of festive this afternoon.