Life Is Back To Normal

United States
January 3, 2018 9:38am CST
Life is getting back to normal finally. It's been a wonderful holiday season and I'm happy to see the start of a new year but daily life here has been anything but routine. Today my daughter went back to work and I'm busy getting things done that I've put off while she's been home. She doesn't keep me from doing things it's just that we tend to go out more and are busier. Now I have the day to myself and I feel like we're getting back to normal. I started taking down the Christmas decorations yesterday and hope to have it all done by tomorrow. What seemed like a good idea when it was all put out now seems like a hassle putting it all away. I will be sad to see the Christmas tree packed away as I do enjoy the ambiance it provides at night with the lights lit. The good thing about getting all the decorations put away is the house always seems so much bigger. The washer and dryer are busy this morning and I have the crockpot going with pea soup. I took out chicken to defrost for dinner and we'll have a nice chicken stir fry. The news says a monster Nor'easter is moving up the coast so it's either hit or miss here in my part of Pennsylvania. At least today it doesn't seem as cold as it has been for the last week or so but maybe I'm just getting used to the frigid temperatures. So, that's my day so far. Not exciting by any means but I'm ready for some down time.
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@Courtlynn (57475)
• United States
3 Jan
Massachusetts is getting hit by it tomorrow, and i cant wait. But do have to go out later tonight to get meals for tomorrow.
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• United States
3 Jan
At least you're looking forward to it. Most of us are not so happy
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@marlina (76493)
• Canada
3 Jan
Don't wait too long, maybe the storm will come earlier than predicted.
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@Courtlynn (57475)
• United States
3 Jan
@Marilynda1225 always happy with it. Love snow.
@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
3 Jan
Normal? My life has never been normal.
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• United States
3 Jan
Well mine either so I use that term to mean normal crazy!
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
3 Jan
@Marilynda1225 Now that I can relate to.
@marlina (76493)
• Canada
3 Jan
@Asylum, My life has never been "normal" either.
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@LadyDuck (170166)
• Switzerland
3 Jan
I will take everything down on Sunday, these days I have to many things to do and I will be home very little.
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• United States
3 Jan
Sorry for your loss Anna as I'm sure the next few days will be difficult
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@DianneN (81925)
• United States
3 Jan
I read about the storm and extra frigid temperatures. Enjoy your down time and stay warm. It's 74 here now, but will drop every hour until it hits the 50s. Tomorrow's high here will be in the 50s, and that's darn cold for south FL! We may have to go to the Caribbean to warm up.
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• United States
3 Jan
Florida seems unusually cold ?
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@DianneN (81925)
• United States
4 Jan
@Marilynda1225 The north is. We will have one day of cold then it will get warm again. Thank goodness! lol
@andriaperry (56086)
• United States
3 Jan
I would take your day over mine anytime!
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• United States
3 Jan
Hahaha I would never survive a day in your shoes
@shaggin (37309)
• United States
3 Jan
I didn’t hear about this Nor’easter. This Friday it will be two weeks since I’ve gotten out to get groceries so we are running out of everything! A little each day I took my decorations down and yesterday I got the last thing put away, the Christmas tree.
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• United States
3 Jan
Hope you aren't affected by the storm. I'm happy to have a well stocked pantry once again.
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@JohnRoberts (61074)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Jan
Time to relax with the comfort of routine.
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• United States
3 Jan
I love routine
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jan
Getting life back on the normal track is always a good thing. Have a good day.
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@sueznewz2 (10121)
• Alicante, Spain
6 Jan
I had a similar day...taking down decorations and putting the washing machine on.. I miss the decorations too...while the room looks bigger it also looks plain...
@hostessman (9767)
• Tucson, Arizona
4 Jan
your day is busy compared to mine, anyway for today it is
@Srbageldog (8274)
• United States
4 Jan
I still need to take down my decorations. It's always such a hassle. Every year I complain and swear I'm not putting them up again next year...but then I always put them up during the holiday season anyway.
@TRBRocks420 (81008)
• Banks, Oregon
4 Jan
Glad to hear things are getting back to normal.
@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
3 Jan
The festivities are nice, but it's good to get back to normal. I hope the storm misses you.
@JESSY3236 (7038)
• United States
3 Jan
I already put away my decorations. I was ready to put them away because Lily, my cat, kept messing with them.