I took down the Christmas decorations this week. I figured out why I hate that task so much. When I put up the decorations, the whole family is there and it's fun, a lot of chatting, music, laughing; a celebration. When I take them down, it's just me! No party or celebration...boring and depressing. But this year it was a little better. I decided to put up this delightful winter scene made of paper I got for Christmas from my Aunt Kay!! Well, she's not really my Aunt but she's like my mom's sister and I love her so she's very Aunt-like (not to be confused with Ant-like because of her red hair).
I got a few comments on FB with this photo. It's the ornaments off the tree, about to be stored in the attic for two years. That's right two years. I have SO MANY ornaments that I've split them into two boxes and I rotate them every other year. Some people thought I was very clever to do this, but truth be told, I'd have more than one tree every year if I could (and did for a few years in Florida)...there's just no room in the new house for more than one tree.
Warning: If you decide to do this, put a big note inside (or tape on the outside) the year of the NEXT Christmas you will use the ornaments. You will never remember.
I started the second sock in my latest pair of Sockadelic Socks. I'm using yarn I got for Christmas from Mike. It's a local knit shop's own yarn...really pretty and so nice to work with!
The evenings got a little cold this week so we had a fire almost every night. Gracie has a prime spot, curled up on the ottoman, under a blanket with the fire near by. She's no dummy.
The mornings this week were a little cold too. 7:14 a.m. and the real-feel is in the single digits! Clear skies so no snow. Keeping my fingers crossed it will snow at least once this winter. FITF! (faith in the flakes!)
Here's a nice blurry photo of my Inara wrap. It has 12-125 yard skeins of two gradient colorways. I'm working on the second to the last colorway and will finish soon. It's long enough to cover me while I sit and knit...all the way down to my toes!
We finally bought a treadmill!! Yeah! When it's too cold to go outside...take a walk inside in the lovely basement! haha
So I've been walking this week. My friend Teri and I call each other and chat while we both walk on our treadmills. Time goes by much faster!
Justine got me this little speaker. It syncs with my phone and I can listen to music or podcasts, much easier while I'm doing my thing...walking on the treadmill, cleaning the house or (you might have guessed) knitting!
I have a really fun weekend planned. Hope you do too!
Make it a good one.