Yeah, right. Today we took down the Christmas tree and put away all of the decorations for the holiday season. Scott is out in the barn working on the set for our high school play. As assistant director, I am busy creating publicity posters and programs for the same show, which is a mere 3 weeks away. Alex is now working full time at a nearby school as their vocal music teacher. Ian is home from college on "break." (For a music major, there is no such thing.) The seed catalogs are here; it's time to inventory seeds and order new ones. The dried beans need shelling. The apples and potatoes in the basement need sorting. January is tax paperwork month, followed closely by college financial aid paperwork, followed next by the organic re-certification application. Then it will be the end of February, and the lambs will be coming. Shortly after that, I will be starting seeds in the greenhouse.
We have always joked in our family that we will get to certain projects during the "slow season." That must be a fifth season beyond the usual four, and it must occur sometime while I am asleep, because I have yet to figure out when it is. In the meantime, I will keep plowing through each day, and try to make a little headway!