My neighbor has switched out her "Happy Holidays" for these lucky paper cranes. (I am happy to see the "Happy Holidays" trinket go as it was always askew. I constantly felt the need to put a sticker under a corner to keep it from sliding. Yes, I am one of them.)
Echinacea - Christmas Eve - thinks it is time to bloom
My sweetie has an endless loop of college bowl games on which give me enough noise in the background to do a bit of tidying up for the new year. Didn't I here some one say "what ever you do on New Year's Day you will do all year long"? Probably not a chance of that happening for me.
Anyways, the ornaments, tree, various holiday dust collectors are all dusted and put away for another year. I have rearranged a pantry/bookshelf with cookbooks and dishware and moved the groceries to a new shelving unit to keep the loft kitchen all organized this year. Fertilized the indoor plants I have managed to torture enough to call alive. Laundry is in the works. Probably have to wait until tomorrow after work to run the vacuum as that may be a bit too noisy for the sweetie's entertainment.
12/25 - 4 pm, we officially had a White Christmas.
Hamlet, the happy dog.
Echinacea - not so happy
The weather has been more on the cool side these days. Seems to be running below average per the weather reports. Our snow lasted for quite awhile as we stayed below freezing for a couple days. No snow now, nothing in the forecast.
Shadow enjoying the sun
The sun has arrived this afternoon but with it came a cold west wind. The temp is higher but it feels colder somehow.
No new resolutions as I have decided to stick with last year's. Filter through the thousands of photos I have taken and organize them into something usable. I made a start last year but instead of organizing myself I just took less photos. Seems like a step backwards? I may not make any advancements this year as my sweetie gave me PS Elements for Christmas. (Yes, I am the last one left on the planet to get photo editing software.) First things first, get the loft tidy and then I will have no reason not to play!
Now, tell me, what did you do on New Year's Day?
Hope you have a wonderful and productive 2013.