Before I recap our holidays in photos, let me share with you a few items I've marked off my Domestic Bucket List
Yes, I have managed to unload the dishwasher just as soon as the cycle ended. In doing so, I found that it is a ridiculous idea! Despite running the hot heat dry option your dishes will still be wet. Best to let them sit a few days and fully dry (at least this is what I tell myself).
I find trash appalling. Simply disgusting, snot rags, personal hygiene items, old food, etc. It is my worst nightmare (besides cleaning toilets). But I have been trying to give my husband a break and take out the trash more often. With that said, I immediately wash my hands and disinfect myself with a Lysol bath.
We have had company and along with company comes cleaning the house from top to bottom. This was easy. I don't mind dusting in the least!
Yes, I managed to stay off the computer, iPhone and iPad for over 24 hours during the holidays. I was so busy being sick and spending time with my family that these electrical devices never consumed a single thought. I might add that it was also a wonderful mental cleanse!
The Hubby and I received an ultra cozy king size electric blanket for our bedroom. We love cranking up the heat and warming up the bed before turning in for the night. In addition, I bought an electric throw. The throw has become my new best friend. We keep our home around 67 degrees and at times this seems a bit chilly, BUT my electric throw keeps me warm while relaxing and watching TV with the kiddos!
I don't know how I let this one slip through the cracks, but I failed to mention that I made pumpkin seeds from our pumpkins we decorated during Halloween. Sadly, I over cooked them. Some were extra crispy, while others turned out perfectly. We sifted through the duds and enjoyed our freshly baked seeds!
I didn't say that I would rake the leaves. None the less, the fallen leaves were raked, placed in piles and bagged (over 20 of them) and placed on the curb for pickup. We have an insane amount of trees surrounding our home. We adore the foliage, but could do without the mess the leaves create. Last week a young boy knocked on our door and asked if he could rake our yard. Mind you, it was 30 degrees outside and soon to be nightfall. He only requested $35.00. We could never in good conscience pay him such a small amount - and it was close to Christmas, cold and dark. Needless to say, he walked away very happy for a couple hours of work! We couldn't help but wonder if he was working to buy a special present for someone.
As I mentioned before I was sick over the Holidays, so this gave me a little extra time to catch up on my DVR shows and delete those that I will never end up watching.
Now onto the BEAUTIFUL snow photos (drum roll please..............)
Our Front Yard
"O" holding onto an icicle we broke off the house for her
The Mr getting ready to launch a snowball at "E"
"E" enjoying the snow
"O" & the "snow pup" playing in the backyard
Truce after an hour of snowball fighting