Today's project: take down the Christmas decorations. I have mixed emotions about this. On the one hand, I do not like clutter and my house will return to a neater state (and I will not find ornaments hanging from the cabinets). On the other hand, I am sad that the Christmas season is over and the tree looks so forlorn, empty and dry, waiting to be taken away.
We have been undergoing bathrooms changes this week. When we bought this house, we loved it for many reasons, but there was one big negative. The master bath was apparently used as a dog kennel by the previous owners and said dog did not like being locked in the bathroom.
The new, unchewed version
I was reminded how much I like fresh flowers in the house when my husband brought me some yesterday. They instantly make the house cheerier, don't you think? I think they should be on the shopping list more often, especially in the dreary wintertime.
Each year for Ben's birthday, we go someplace he would have enjoyed. Last year, we went to a place called Great Wolf Lodge. It was the perfect cure for the winter blues. I am trying to decide if we should go there again or head to Kittyhawk. I don't know if it is too cold to do much there now or not. Anyone know?
Tonight is pizza and movie night. We all sit on an old, worn blanket in the den, eating homemade pizza while watching a family film. Tonight's showing: Felicity- An American Girl Adventure.
I keep wondering about something at our new parish. After the Lamb of God, they do not kneel. They remain standing until they go to receive Jesus. Does anyone know why? It is a Redemptorist parish.
My time is up! Anna is calling for me to read the new library books to her. There is a cozy, well-worn chair with an ottoman in our living room that holds us so comfortably. It is calling to me almost as loudly as Anna.
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