Monday, December 31, 2007

Old habits are hard to break

It's New years Eve and as the title says--Old habits are hard to break.
One of my mothers old sayings were"if you have an untidy home on New Years Eve your home will be untidy all year long"
Now isn't that a doozy--but it is embedded in my mind- always has been and it always will be---so today the ritual began again.
The cleaning has been done -the beds have been changed--the washing is done and when it is dry it will be ironed all before the new year rings in.
How tidy is this lounge room(I hope I don't have visitors). I remember one year I was running late and it was 11.30pm and I still had my sewing room floor to vac. --I was going flat out and hadn't realised that the vac. cord had wrapped itself around the sewing machine foot control and when I pulled on the cleaner the next thing I knew was that the sewing machine had done a head dive onto the floor...eeeek.
I timidly picked it up -to frightened to see if it was broken --cussed a few choice words--plugged it back in and thankfully there was no damage----and no it wasn't my Bernina it was a Janome which I had before the Bernina.
So now I start the ritual early in the day just so I can relax around midnight.
I have cleaned the sewing room but I am not going to show you because even though it has been cleaned it still looks messy and I can live with it but I don't think I need to scare you at this point in time.
I think I will have to resolve to try to keep it in a better shape but please don't think bad of me if
or should I say when I fail.
Lastly let me wish all my blogging friends a wonderful-creative New Year and I will see you in 2008

Happy New Year


linda stokes said...

I don't think I should have read that post Doreen, I'm obviously doomed. I thought you just had to have your Christmas decorations put away!
A happy, healthy & productive 2008 to you.

Lise said...

Another "doomed" person, but there's still some hours left of 2007 in Norway.....Happy New Year Doreen, I'm looking forward to visit your blog again next year!

Susan D said...

I've done any washing that needs doing so does that count. Anyway Doreen my very best wishes for a Happy and Creative New Year.

Hilary Metcalf said...

Yikes - I am glad that is one legacy my mother didn't bequeath to me! Happy New Year - you can now go forth into 2008 cloaked in virtue!

Lynne said...

Oh dear, and I have a basketful of ironing waiting to be done! Happy New Year Doreen, and thanks for your kind comments through the year.

sharon young said...

Hi Doreen
I agree with Hilary , I didn't know that one, thank goodness.
I think we'd all rather have you blogging than hoovering,LOL
Happy NY to you!

Micki said...

Another "doomed" person here. Oh well. Anyway, Happy New Year to you.

Judith said...

Hi Doreen, your Mum had to be Scottish!!!! We left in 1966 when I was 12 but that particular custom never left my Mum and Dad. the whole house had to be cleaned on Hogmany (New Years Eve) not one bit of dirt was allowed to be left. My Mum rushed around like a mad women getting everything cleaned before 12 o'clock. Luckily I have never felt that compulsion but it was very real for my Mum. She was also a nurse and drummed into my sister and I how to make the bed with hospital corners. Now that is something that has stuck and my Dh laughs when he tries to help me make the bed, even 30 years later he still thinks I am crazy, go figure.
It is a great feeling though, knowing the place is spick and span.Hope your year is full of everything you want.
Judith New Zealand

Homeleightigger said...

Oh dear! and I was going to invite you round to my place for a New Year's tipple, but I don't do housework or mend socks!! Happy New Year my friend. Val

Peggy said...

Best Wishes for a wonderful New Year. May it bring everything you hope for.

Jacquelines blog said...

Happy New Year Doreen!!!

Purple Missus said...

Having only just caught up with your blog then I too am doomed!
Housework and I are not the best of friends at the moment. :)
Happy New Year to you Doreen and I wish you everything that you wish for yourself.

MargaretR said...

And a happy new year to you too Doreen

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Pauline said...

Happy New Year Doreen.. I was ever so pleased to see my ATC from the Thread Studios Swap. 2007.