Did you know the third Monday is January is called Blue Monday because researchers have found it is the most depressing day of the year? I believe it. Christmas is gone, budgets and pants are tighter, and winter seems like it could stretch on forever. January is historically my least favorite month and this year has done little to change that. I've been sick almost all month and work has been especially demanding (and yes, I'm aware that these two facts are related). I wasn't even finished with my strep throat antibiotics when I came down with a fresh new cold last week and I'm still sniffling and sneezing. But amid all the sickness and long hours at work I've still managed to sneak in a little bit of fun and even a few little projects around the house.
So without further ado, my January accomplishments around the house:
In terms of scope, my largest January undertaking involved taking down, packing up, and putting away Christmas decorations. I always hate this task, but a few (if you count 6 as a few) ornament bins helped to speed up the packing process and give me the giddy organized feeling.
Picked up two new throw pillows:
- Find replacement pillow covers for the scratchy West Elm metallics (lots of online browsing, no decision)
- Freshen up my vanity area (organized vanity top and painted oil for)
- Seal leaky windows
- Paint the inside of the front stair closet
- Investigate options for repairing the vitrolite in my downstairs bathroom and/or Research removal costs