Christmas is mostly still in place here in my Haven. I have been taking small things down. Things that may not be noticed by a seven-year-old (soon to be eight) when he returns Monday afternoon.
I caught him peeking in the little village last night when he was supposed to be dressing for the cold. His dad was waiting patiently to leave.
I asked him what he was doing and he said that he was having one more look. He was visibly relieved when I assured him that there would be another day for that as Christmas wasn't leaving my house until January 7. In fact, Christmas is never gone here. Something always remains out throughout the winter and through the year. I may resort to my Jesus on the breadbox decor to remind me all over again that He is the Bread of Life.
This does not mean that I am not thinking about changes. There was a wonderful article at Houzz called *Downsizing Help—What Furniture to Leave Behind* that I hope to use when making some imminent decisions. The house is not terribly efficient just now. There's cleaning of closets, drawers, and a lot of releasing to be done from papers to clothes to decorating items.
In the meantime, I have been cleaning a little. Seems that a little bug or two is floating about. I have no fever today so I think I am on the mend. Still my right ear feels as if an elephant moved in. A small one.
This is how I clean everything lately. These small spray bottles of hydrogen peroxide, available on your pharmacy shelves, work great! (The spray bottle itself. I think the peroxide does kill germs, too. You'll have to trust me on that. Shhhh...don't tell my doctor nurse practioner that I pour the stuff drop tiny amounts into my ears.)