Sure do miss this little cutie! I guess I got spoiled over the holidays, seeing him so much that going a week and a half without snuggling him and hearing him laugh was definitely felt. But I’m a big girl and I will live. I’m just very thankful that they live close and not in some other state. Although I have been told that if we only lived closer to them, I’d get to see him so much more. But alas, we are where God wants us to be. I’m a good soldier and go where I’m bidden, not where my heart leads me . . . but that’s a subject for another day.
Liam loves applesauce! He will eat bowls of the stuff.
See that jar of applesauce? It was brand new before we opened it to feed some to Liam and nobody else had any. He loves the stuff! Needless to say, Grandma bought a couple more jars to keep on hand for the little guy.
We got some snow before Christmas. It was hardly anything. I wasn’t even going to take a picture but a friend of mine was saying she just got a dusting but I was like, NO, WE JUST got a dusting. So I took these to document the dismal snow we had.
Of course, this was after the sun had been up and melted a bit away, so I decided to take one in the back where the sun had yet to make what had fallen disappear.
But it was snow, all the same.
Then last week, we got some real snow. Still only a little by what the Northern states get, and I’ll not even mention what Canada gets, but snow enough that Sean and Michael stayed home from work.
Every time that door opens all of cat kingdom thinks it needs to come to the door. So frustrating some times, because they can trip you up. They’ve never been inside, as they are outdoor work cats–their job is to keep down the varmint population. They have shelters available to them.
I love snow! My only sadness is that our sleds are no more. Sean looked for some sleds online last month, to no avail. (I think he didn’t look very hard though; certainly they sell them reasonably priced somewhere.)
Now I hear tales that it is supposed to rain for the next several days while it is cold. My thinking is this, if it is going to be cold, there should be snow! I do not like ice though. I need to remember to ask Michael if we have gas for the generator should the unthinkable happen and we get ice. I do have to admit though, ice is pretty.
Ever since I folded all of Michael’s t-shirts the Konmari way, I have been wanting mine done too but wasn’t sure that my huge t-shirts could be folded down in such a way that it would save me any space. And I procrastinated. Yes, I know that comes as a huge shock, but I am a professional procrastinator . . . oh wait, that is a horrible confession . . . I am a recovering procrastinator.
At any rate, last Friday while Sean was busy decluttering his room, I folded some laundry. I went to stuff my shirts in the drawer like usual and since they were all clean, it was a very tight fit. I got frustrated and finally took the plunge! Oh how I wish I’d have had a picture of the pile but alas, even after two years of blogging five days a week, I still forget to take pictures, although I am getting better. Anyway, I pulled the drawer out of the dresser and put it on the bed. Then I went to my grown children and asked them to encourage me to do the hard thing.
You see, I have found that when I really want to do something, deep down, even when I don’t want to do it right then, if I get someone to encourage me to do it, it is easier to do it. So I literally tell them what to say to encourage me, they happily oblige me, and then they may seek more information and then they really do encourage me in their own words. It’s awesome! I love my family!
Soooo, they all encouraged me to go fold those shirts and organize that drawer. I went and dumped them on the bed and proceeded to fold a few. I placed them in the drawer to see how they would fit the best and decided on a course of action. Then I began folding. AND THEN my back started hurting . . . time for a break!
Yes I did! I took a break! Some time later, I cannot even tell you how long but I’m pretty sure it was over an hour later, I went back and folded some more. I think I even ended up needing another break before I could finish folding them all. I know, you don’t even have to say it, I’m a wimp. But hey! I got them folded, organized, and put away. See aren’t they pretty?
I managed to fit 26 t-shirt in this drawer and now I can see them all. I had forgotten I had several of these in there until I dumped them all out. I tend to end up wearing the same shirts over and over . . . and over and over . . . and over and over . . . and over again. This way, I can see at a glance what’s there and wear something different instead of what is on top and easy to get.
During the Christmas season I got some new tea. I wasn’t sure I liked it at first, but as with many teas, I kept drinking it and by Christmas, it simply tasted like Christmas in a cup. Well, the sweets of Christmas anyway. It’s called Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride.
They only sell it during the holidays, much like my Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark. I’ll definitely be looking forward to having it again next year. And speaking of peppermint bark, my sweet daughter-in-love Lauren got me some when she was out shopping after Christmas, since I didn’t get a single piece for Christmas. It was marvelous!!! Thanks Sweetie!!!
Well, this is WAY long today. I guess I just had a lot to say!
Have a great weekend and stay warm.
Until next time, God bless,