The year is winding down the same way it started, with me in my (home) office trying to squeak in a few minutes of productivity while the kids play. In between January and December, I was fortunate enough to grow my company, staff, client base, and office space – but for now it’s just a (not so) quiet Sunday morning sipping coffee and listening to my children have a high chair race around the kitchen. With a six year age difference I wasn’t prepared for the amount of arguing they do, but for now I’ll enjoy the fact that they are playing with each other and not killing each other.
The beginning of the year starts with how it ends – holiday decorations. On the list for today is putting up the tree, but in order to accomplish that I need to clean the family room first. Two kids and lots of toys will make it difficult. The closest I’ve come so far to decorating is burning a “Home for the Holidays” candle. With kids in the house it’s not an option to skip the decorations, but I really hate the process of decorating (just to have to put it away in four weeks!) It seems in order to start any project, several more have to be completed. It would be nice to just enjoy the holidays without all the behind-the-scenes work. I think my avoidance of decorating has something to do with the fact I still have a lot I want to accomplish in 2009, and time has all but run out. Maybe I should start thinking in a ‘rolling six month’ time frame, then it will never be the end, just another month.