Sunday, December 27, 2020


 I spent yesterday afternoon packing up Christmas and finished all but the bare tree today.  As soon as Clint gets the box out of storage, the tree will be put away also.  A lot of people leave their trees up and convert it to a Mardi Gras tree.  I've thought about doing it but never did.  Mardi Gras is pretty much cancelled for 2021, so it's probably not the year to start!  While I do like my Christmas things, it starts to feel somewhat cluttered after a while.  It's nice to get back to the normal level of cluttered - haha! 

I bought myself a Roomba from Kohl's on Black Friday.  It was $217 and I got back $60 in Kohl's cash which I used to get some things for the kids.  I was skeptical but it was fairly cheap for a Roomba.  I've been running the Roomba once or twice a day and I have noticed a difference in the cat hair.  Even though we don't have any carpet, with three cats it can get pretty bad so I vacuum the whole house almost every day.  I did some deep cleaning while packing away Christmas today, and my Dyson didn't have as much junk in the cannister as usual.  It's only been a few days but I'm impressed.  The downside is that it is rather noisy and seems to just randomly wander around the house and misses a lot of places.  

In the middle of typing this I got a text from my neighbor.  I looked after their pets last week while they visited her son and granddaughters in Florida.  It seems the son that they spent five days with now has Covid!!  I saw the neighbors on Christmas Eve when I returned their key and dropped off a gift.  Of course in the back of my mind I'm thinking this is why people were told to stay home for the holidays.  Let me go down some vitamin D and C and elderberry.


  1. You know what I always do when I hear someone around me has Covid (which has been rare but a few people at work). In addition to the usual 2000 mg of vitamin C I have taken daily for years, I do a packet of the EmergenCe for about 10 days or so (if you can't find them in the store, I've had good luck getting them through Amazon). So that might be a thought.

    I would always take down Christmas when I put it up on December 28th. Since I don't decorate any more except for a string of lights outside, we light them for the last time New Year's Eve :)

    I'll have to look at a Roomba. Its amazing how much a corgi sheds, which I knew from previous corgis :) We call it "the gift that keeps on giving."


  2. Wow, you're efficient! My tree will be up past New Year's.