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My tradition before the New Year.

December 5th, 2008 at 06:50 pm

I have this tradition that I do before the New Year, and it's to clean the house spotless, get rid of old/unused things, and reorganize the house. It's a little asian tradition that my family did for years, but the husband does not understand. We do it to rid the house of "bad" luck, and start fresh for the New Year bringing "good" luck.

I know, I know, it sounds stupid, but it's important to me, and the husband thinks it's silly. So now, I'm trying to do all this on my own. How could I? I have two girls who wants my attention 24/7, a dog who loves tearing shit up, and a husband who doesn't pick up after himself. To make things worst, I have to plan Christmas dinner, buy presents, and finish my finals for class. I feel like i'm barely keeping myself above water, and it's killing me!

I desperately wish I had the help I need to make all this go away.

3 Responses to “My tradition before the New Year.”

  1. homebody Says:

    Maybe that should be your goal for the the month of January instead of having it done on January 1st. I think it is a great tradition. Mmm.... thinking, thinking....

  2. lizajane Says:

    Could you maybe shift it to a New Years tradition, rather than trying to contend with all the Christmas planning also? I suppose that wouldn't work if part of the tradition is to have the house prepared for the new year. But it sounds like you have several important priorities, and this might be lower on the list. Maybe focus on it the week between Christmas and New Years? Good luck, though. Tell hubby one of your gifts you want for Christmas is his HELP accomplishing this, and he can do that by picking up after himself, taking the dog for walks, or spending daddy time with the girls outside the house so you can have time to do what's important to you.

  3. MICLASON Says:

    LOL! I'm not Asian, but I understand... in my mind, the way I'll fare in the New Year is somehow linked to my status at the end of the Old Year...so, for example, I make sure I have a debt balance as low as possible, and make sure I have some cash in my pocket... and I try my best to be happy at the stroke of 12! (and, yes, I also try to have the house looking as good as it can)...to me, it means the next year will bring "more of the same", so I want to make sure it's as good as possible, so that "more of the same" turns into "even better"!
    ((hugs))

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