Did everyone have a nice time welcoming in the New Year? We had some friends over from church and my little house was bursting at the seams! There was lots of visiting, laughing, good food and punch. Several of the families went home early but there were 17 of us to ring in the New Year.
New Years Day was spent cleaning up and taking down Christmas decorations. Later that evening, we went over to my inlaws where Phillip's Dad made a wonderful Southern New Year's Dinner for us. Chicken and Dumplings, Collard Greens, Black Eyed Peas, Fried Okra *and* Fried Green Tomatoes, Cornbread and Banana Pudding for dessert. Everything was delicious!!!
I have been doing a little organizing, mainly in the kitchen. There was alot of wasted space in my china hutch so...
I added a metal shelf all along the back of it.
Now I have room for my punch bowl and other things I use only a few times a year.
Phillip took the kids to the park yesterday and they had lots of fun. It was too chilly for me though...48 degrees!
Today, I boxed up all the Christmas decorations and they are back up in the attic. I also vacuumed up 1 billion (or around there!) pine needles! My vacuum doesn't like me right now. ;0) We are back to our school work tomorrow and I am looking foward to getting back on schedule, eating more healthy, and all that other New Year's resolution stuff.
I picked out a few books to re-read, one of them being "Living Simply with Children" by Marie Sherlock. I also bought my first ever Farmer's Almanac this past weekend. It is full of interesting weather information, trivia tidbits and even poetry. Here is what it says the weather will be like this month....
"It's teasing: mild and moist, then fine but freezing! Sunny spells turn cold and sleety; January is a two-faced deity. Brrr! It's bitter, with snow spitters. Mush and slush, by gush!"
It sounds like a perfect time to light some candles and cozy up with a good book and a cup of tea. Winter is here to stay for awhile!