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Saturday, December 22, 2012


While this isn't maybe as early as I'd like to have posted, it isn't the end of the day. 

It's not the end of the day, and so the kitchen and the living room look nice and clean, but the bedroom and hallway and bathroom are a mess. Today I decided to clean the house, I did some rearranging in the kitchen, which turned out nicely, and made a few mental plans for some decorating. Sometimes when I think about the fact that we'll likely be leaving this apartment in 6 months, I feel weary and not  like decorating at all. What's the point?, I think. But, I know there is a point. I know how much happier and calmer I will feel if I'm living in a house that I spent time decorating and making look nice. So I will spend time on it, it makes me happy. 

We have presents under our tree. We leave on Christmas Eve, the day after tomorrow, but for Steele and I tomorrow is our Christmas together. We will open presents (We even have stockings.) and decorate cookies. (I hope you can put cookies in a checked suitcase.) We'll be together, here, in this house, a little Christmas before the big and noisy (on my part, at least) Christmases in Colorado. 

Steele has been at work all day and I've been here cleaning, but he got an hour lunch and since we live so close was able to walk over and I cooked lunch for us (with vegetables, who would have ever guessed!) and we got to spend a little bit of time together. It all felt very grown up. Sometimes I will myself to imagine my mind at thirteen or fourteen, would I have even imagined this small sunlit table, eating lunch with Steele Walston? 

Sometimes I'm so deliriously happy it feels like my heart's going to burst. 


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