Well, at least I know you aren't all asleep out there.
Didn't mean to get everyone fired up, although maybe getting fired up now and then is a good thing.
It's easy to get complacent.
Today was my mother's first cataract surgery, and she did great. But she read the instructions to me, twice, about having someone stay with her for 24 hours. I am sure she would have been fine, but I stayed home anyway. While she dozed in front of her stove, I started my DECLUTTER plan.
I began in the living room, every shelf, every drawer, every place that was stashed with stuff.
Books, papers, magazines, minutiae. I organized. I bagged up a whole bunch of it that was leaving my house.
Then when my husband came home, I took Roy for a long walk. It was warm, so warm that I had my coat unzipped, and took my gloves off.
These guys were enjoying the sun.
Back in November, I remember thinking that there were about 120 days to navigate Roy's walks through winter weather. But we got through December, headache and all. The weather was so mild, that some days, I went for a walk just to thumb my nose at the headache.
I'm like that.
And now here we are, almost half way through January, and we're still walking. It's amazing.
Tomorrow, she has her post op recheck, and then maybe I will get some weaving done. And then, in two weeks, we can do it all over again for the other eye. My declutter plan for that day targets the kitchen, and all the cupboards........oh, joy.
I came home and made strawberry shortcake from those strawberries I froze last summer. Oh, my, they were so good.
I'm thinking it is almost time for a giveaway. Something fun.
But before you go, tell me something. I got to thinking about this as I was going through a pile of recipes that I had torn from magazines eons ago........and found a couple that I just knew would be perfect winter fare.
What comfort food are you crazy for in the middle of January???