My Christmas stuff has been down for an entire week...I decided it was time to take my Christmas blog header down, too.
Our tree came down last Saturday by default. The crazies finally tipped it over. In Ohio, we used to tie it to the wall but didn't do that here in Texas. I can't believe we made it two whole days past Christmas before it fell. And the really crazy thing is it was still alive. I don't think we've ever had a tree that alive by Christmas. I was expecting the opposite here in this heat. (Yes, it's 80 degrees today.)
The truth is, I was ready to take it down...just too lazy. Is that not the worst part of Christmas? I hate putting my house back to normal. It seems so empty after the holidays.
We had some friends over for New Years Eve. I don't think I've had that much fun ringing in the New Year since the year I camped out at the Rose Parade. (Didn't Kip get his his marshmallows confiscated by the cops?) Spencer and I have never done anything great for New Years in all our married or dating years.
This year we had a few friends over for games and fondue. For the first time in a long time we actually have some friends. I think it's hard to make friends...especially with people that Spencer and I both enjoy. Most often one or the other of us will enjoy them, but not both of us. But I think we've found some real friends here. I've really struggled to feel like I fit in in Texas. And while I still don't think Texas suits me, these friends do.
Thanks for the laughs...and not just on New Years. I know Emily is not a blogger, but Ashlee is. So thank you. You've made Texas much, much, much more bearable. I think I can be relatively happy anywhere with a few good friends.
Unfortunately, I didn't take a single picture. So the faces of my new friends will remain a mystery to all of you who don't live around here.