Well friends, today is the day.
I will be taking down my real Christmas tree.
When my hubby asked me a couple of days ago
whether I thought it was time...
I had to look long and hard to find
a few branches hanging down.
Just a few.
This is one of the nice things about a Frasier Fir..
they keep thier lovely shape for weeks.
(Don't worry, I havn't had the lights on for a long time! Don't want to burn the house down!)
I had stuck several of the left over branches in jars with fake berries
and they still look great!
It's time to move on.
I will leave the greenery and some berries up through February
and add the snowmen who don't look like Christmas decorations
to get me through winter.
I think it's fun to save the snowmen for winter decorating,
to keep things from feeling too bare
in January and February.
Snowmen and sparkly snowflakes!
The temps have been up into the 60's , with sunny mild days that found me
out in the yard pulling baby grass out of the flower beds
and turning the compost pile!
I had to keep reminding myself that
as I sat on the ground, running that soft black dirt
through my fingers!
So I say, COME ON WINTER....let's get this over with!
Here in Kansas, things are known to change quickly
You know, flip flops one day....snow boots the next!
I need some consistency!
If it's January...act like January!
The good news is...January is almost half over and that means
Winter ...your days are numbered!
...homemade bread anyone?
How about a head start on next year's Christmas gifts????
I will definitely
READ MORE BOOKS!!!!
The winter afternoons between 3 and 5
are my favorite,
because the sun beams in and makes all of my sparkly winter decorations
and then I get to see this
from my great room window!
Wherever you are
I hope you're enjoying winter...
You'll thank me later!