Christmas ornaments put away: Check. Tree boxed up: Check. Department 56 North Pole Village packed and bookcases reorganized: Check. Naked looking living room: Double check. Chicken coop cleaned and chickens fed and watered: Check. Deck hosed off of excessive amount of chicken poop: Check. Okay, so that was all done by midday Saturday, which meant we probably could have completed our To Do List had we really wanted to. However, the next thing on the list was packing up the boys’s stuff and I just couldn’t do it.
It has been four months since we’ve seen Josh and over five months since we last saw Logan, but I can’t stop fighting back tears every time I open their room door. I’m sure that once all reminders of them are boxed up and donated or put in the garage it will be less intense. That and the bedding needs to be washed and floors shampooed because I still smell them both while I’m in there, especially this last Christmas when I used the room to wrap presents. Perhaps tomorrow or Wednesday I’ll work up the courage to do what has to be done.