The pom pom garland from the Winter decorations bin didn’t quite make it up this year. Instead it’s been piled up on my buffet to be a pom pom forest. That’s cute too. It’s sorta making me batty because I’d envisioned this post holiday, sleek minimalist new year’s thing going on in my house after the Christmas bins went to the attic. But that never really works with Phoebe around. Things are only interesting to her if they are in the middle of the living room/dining room. And at least they are cheerful which is nice. I’m working on all sorts of “fun” January projects – eating healthy, budget planning, goal making in general. The type of things from which I need constant distraction.