Saturday, January 1, 2011


QUESTION: I've gone in and resized the photo and have posted 2 different sizes. The top one is smaller. I see the whole photo on my desktop, but when I switch to my laptop I get a cut-off version. Can you tell me if both of these photos look the same to you? Do you see the less of the Christmas tree in the smaller picture? I think I may need to resize my photos for posting. In case you can't tell, I like things BIG! Maybe I need to move to Texas?!??!

It's official. I am allergic to cleaning.

I guess 1.1.11 is supposed to be a magical number. Something about guardian angels watching over you. I'm not sure of all the details. What I do know is if my guardian angels were buzzing about me today they were yelling, "STOP! STOP CLEANING!" How do I know? Because right in the middle of putting the house back together. After all the Christmas chaos. And our rockin' family New Year's Eve bash (sans alcohol). I became incredibly ill. My stomach was churning and my head pounding. It felt like a major hangover. Without the slurred speech and the lampshade on my head the night before.

So my house now sits in worse condition than had I left it alone. My New Year's lucky foods have gone uneaten. And my resolutions remain unwritten. Maybe when my guardian angels take a hike tomorrow I'll get something accomplished. If not, my first resolution of 2011 will have to be Hire a Weekly Cleaning Team.

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a rockin' New Year's Eve surrounded by those you love.


Cathy M~(checkitoff) said...

oh no! the stomach flu will kill the cleaning instinct!! i love this pic!! thx for your comment. i am getting closer to knowing what i want to be when i grow up!! feel better really soon (or feel worse & get over it quickly!!). hugs, Cathy

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, my bloggy friend. Thinking of you and family and many happy healthy thoughts. Feeling grateful for strangers so far away and yet so close.


Bridget said...

Awww, that's the cutest picture! I do believe that I share the same allergy to cleaning ;)
Happy New Year!!

Stacey said...

I love the picture! That is terrific. I hope you're feeling better.

Kimberly {YeP, they are all mine} said...

Hello, stranger! Happy New Year!!!

Genn said...

Hi Kim,

Love the snow pics in your last post. Looks like so much fun.

I am sorry you got sick! Ugh. I hope you are feeling better soon!

Happy New Year to you and yours.

Kyria said...

I love this picture! So festive!

Happy New Year and get well soon.

Andrea said...

What a fun photo! leave the cleaning for another day. Happy new year x

Kerri said...

Oh no! Hope you are feeling better today...the cleaning will always wait for you! What a cute picture of you guys!!
Happy New Year!

Nicolle said...

Sorry!! I hope you are feeling better by now. I had a small cold, then yesterday Boyd got a high fever, threw up, messy diapers, etc. Fun way to ring in the New Year. Although I did love how much he needed me yesterday! I'm hoping everyone is well today, including yourself.

Love the cute picture from your NYE party! :))

ps. Although I love a clean house, I don't LOVE to clean. I've told my husband multiple times I'm hiring a cleaning service, but then I'm too much of a control freak. Maybe this year I will treat myself to that once or twice!

sloan said...

Hey there, stranger ... I've been blissfully unplugged for the last 9 days and just spent time catching up on all your posts while I was away - you were so busy! I too had the tummy thing recently, a most unfortunate affliction, I sure hope your recovery is speedy!

I have to admit, I'm feeling the same as you about 2011, I've got a knot in my stomach rather than unbridled excitement ... trying hard to ignore it. sigh ...

In spite of my apathy (sorry if I sound like a debbie downer!), Happy New Year to you and yours, Kim - wishing you all the best ;-)

gabe said...

love the photo and yes the top one does look a big smaller on my screen, but I am about as technically challenged as they come, so I can't help you solve the problem:)

I am so there with you on the messy house, for me it is a bad cold and not enough sleep over the last week. . .wishing some New Years Elves would come and clean tonight:)

mandy said...

what a fun photo.

hope you are feeling better soon.

and, you know, as much as i like the 'idea' of luck, i decided to hold the black eyed peas until they are fresh from the garden this summer.

the second photo does have the tree cropped out on my computer.

happy 2011!

My Interior Life said...

So sorry about your recent affliction. Hopefully you will be feeling better soon. I've been cleaning out closets, and it's not much fun so I feel your pain. Although it didn't make me physically ill.

Take care & Happy New Year to you and your family!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you my new blog friend! So glad I met you this year.

Cindy said...

Cleaning's overrated right!!:)
Sorry for the sickies.
Enjoy the day
The second picture shows no tree on my screen.:)

Nicolle said...

hi again....I see more of the Christmas tree in the top picture....

If you don't move to Texas, you should at least visit! :)

Dani said...

Oh....I hope you are feeling better. Stomach issues are *the worst*.

The top pic shows more.

Happy 2011! The cleaning can wait. It's a long year.