When I saw this picture on facebook this afternoon I knew I had to share it with you. How beautiful! I hope you think so too.
Yesterday I began taking down my Christmas and replacing it with snowflakes. The snowmen will join them soon. But here is what I've accomplished so far.
Goodbye colored Christmas lights. Hello white lights and a giant snowflake. I love how my January window looks this year.
The table by the window no longer has a little tree (although I did think about leaving it there). I found this beautiful lantern at Rite Aid in their 50% off section. It was the last one there so I actually got it for 70% off. The battery candle in it flickers like a real candle and is very pretty. I left my polar bears out and added a bowl of peppermints.
My sister gave me the peppermints for Christmas. And they were so appropriate. They even have little snowflakes on their wrappers.
I left the snowflake pillow on the recliner. It goes along with the season.
Joe had an eye doctor appointment today. He said his eyes hadn't changed that much. He was going to get new glasses but... we found out that as a retiree my eye plan does not cover Joe. Oops! So he is waiting until his eye plan kicks in a few months from now and get them then. The eye exam was only $45 so that wasn't too bad. But since I found out that I have only six months left on my eye plan and since I lost one pair of my glasses (they are in the house somewhere!), I got a new pair. My sister doesn't like the ones I currently have, but I think she will like these. They are golden in color with other colors running through the frames. I like them a lot even though when I first saw them I thought they were strange looking. The girl fitting them on me said they were the second pair sold today and it wasn't even 11 a.m. yet. They had just come in yesterday. I'm supposed to pick them up by the end of the week and I'll be sure to show you.
After we left the eye doctor we stopped and got gas and then headed over to church where we picked up Pastor Ralph and Carolyn and we all went out to Chick-Fil-A for lunch. I had the grilled chicken nuggets and fries and here it is 6 hours later and I am still full. Joe and I decided we would just snack for dinner tonight because we are not hungry.
I guess you can gather with all this running around that very little cleaning has been done. But I will do it because I am very determined. Just probably not tonight.
I am going to run and feed the outside cats. Last night one of them banged against the back door because there was no food out. He or she is a bad one -- fighting with some of the others. But very cute.
So until tomorrow...
Sunrise: 7:23 a.m.
Sunset: 4:48 p.m.
9 hours and 25 minutes of daylight