It’s really winter! – Our outside decorations are down. It’s grey and dreary. I always forget how drab and dark January can be. We haven’t had much snow (not complaining!) but the white stuff makes the drab prettier. Time to hunker down and wait it out.
The emails change or do they? – Now that the holidays are over the urgent emails warning me that there are only 3 days, no – 2 days, no – 3 hours left for the most fantabulous sale ever, have changed. The subject line how says, “Enclosed is your birthday gift from us.” Sometimes it’s a slight discount and sometimes you get $5 off if you buy $2000 worth of merchandise. The worst thing about January birthdays (aside from the fact that no one wants to party) is that I am all shopped out so those coupons go unused. Bummer.
Best of the emails – I started getting emails for pond supplies. Yay!
Projects anyone – Hunkering down is always a dangerous time for me. I come up with projects. Perhaps we should take down the wallpaper and paint our kitchen in the spring. Maybe changing out a few things will perk the family room up. Always thinking! (The beloved husband hates this time of year.)
First robin – It used to be that robins went south for the winter and weren’t spotted until around March. This is the second year that they missed the bus. Yesterday there was a pack of 30 feasting on leftover pears and berries on my trees and bushes. I wish I could call it the first sign of spring but even I am not that crazy.