Jaunty Post

I know you guys are probably tired of blogs about all the stuff we love about a certain time of year. That’s what the holidays are for, right?

But bear with me.

Don’t get me wrong, I do love the holidays. I mean, I love the holidays. My house looks like the setting for an elf themed TV special. My kitchen smells like gingerbread and love. It’s like holiday heroin over here. Totally addictive and dialed up to level 11.

And that is why I also love January. By the time the new year rolls around, I’m ready for the decorations to go away and my life to return to normal. So here’s my short list of things I lurve about January:

  • the visual clutter of the holidays goes back to the garage!
  • the kids go back to school!
  • I can make soup! (I live in Texas. The soup-making months are few.)
  • the pressure of finding, buying, and wrapping gifts is off! (except for all the gifts I ordered from Etsy, which ended up being from Australian and are still en route to my house. Those, I still need to wrap and mail.) And, finally, my favorite reason why I love January:
  •  Magazines focusing on home organization and weight loss! (I don’t actually buy all those magazine. Or read them. Or exercise or lose weight. But I love that every January the publishers put them out. It reminds me that I am not alone in my struggles. These are things we all worry about. It makes me feel good just knowing that I’m not alone.

So what do you love about January?

5 thoughts on “I <3 January

  1. Sandi in OH says:

    I love the fact that the days are starting to get longer. Eventually the January thaw will happen and may melt the snow that we have had on the ground since before Christmas. I am not a winter person.

  2. I love the light in January. The snow is on the ground, the sky is pale blue, and the mornings are so golden and lovely! It’s one of my favorite months. Plus, I became a mommy in January, so…

  3. Shana Shana says:

    I like that we actually get more than one cold day in a row. It’s nice to pull out the sweaters and coats and scarves for a few days.

  4. Kathleen OD says:

    I don’t mind January, but it is as busy as December for me. I have three birthdays this month, two that cost me big bucks.. My oldest niece and my middle nephew. But then in my family there is a birthday or two or three every month… Oh well thank goodness to take away the January chills I have a whole lot of great books to keep me happy.

  5. catslady says:

    We just spent forever cleaning up – our raining needles tree was a mess. We still have two families that we have to get together to exchange gifts lol. And one 40th birthday to celebrate. That should get us to the superbowl (boo Pgh. is not in it) and Valentines Day lol.

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