It's the 362nd day of 2014 and it occurred to me that "everything" I've worked for this year has blown up in the last 3 days.
Wow, that sounds dramatic.
By "everything," I mean having the house at a general, livable level of cleanness and orderliness for most of the time. And starting with Christmas Eve, when the kids left the wrapping of their Christmas Eve present in the middle of the living room floor, every nook and cranny of this house seems to have exploded with Legos, laundry, books, toy packaging, cookie tins, toy parts, dirty dishes, Christmas-theme fabric, pine needles, and/or spilled dessert ingredients.
Right now I'm taking a break to regroup and face another area. I have high hopes that we'll welcome 2015 with slightly fewer objects on the floor and slightly more folded articles of clothing than we currently have.