For the first time in weeks (at least it seems that way), I did not have to cut through my neighbor's lawn to pick up the newspaper or the mail. Our gravel lane has been so slick, my neighbor said he started sliding on it... standing still!
While snow is pretty, this warm rain was very much needed to wash the ice off of everything... especially gravel. :)
I let the menfolk sleep in this morning while I had some post-Christmas fun. No one cared that I spent an hour at Goodwill and found two blouses for $1.99 each (one of them a Talbots). I also went to Tuesday Morning and found a few very small (clearanced at $2.00 each) gifts for next year's Christmas baskets. Oh, I could spend waaaay to much in there and at half-price try to justify it, but I didn't... I stopped at $10.50 but for five items originally priced at $12.00 EACH.
When Christopher and I were out yesterday, we had to stop by Target for a few groceries my husband had requested (a brand of jelly Target sells at a great price). While there, we looked through their 50% off Christmas "stuff"... well, I looked and Christopher tapped his feet and asked me to please hurry. Between the gift bags I purchased there and a few I bought at (of all places) my grocery store, I'm all set for next Christmas and at great prices.
I was able to stock the pantry a little and "feed the freezer". Turkeys were still at their greatly reduced Christmas price so I bought one turkey breast and another small whole turkey for a fraction of their original prices. Both of them went into the deep freeze.
My favorite brand of canned tomatoes were on sale so I stocked up on them. How good it was to have the extra funds to be able to do so. I'm hoping to do a little more pantry stocking soon. First I need to go through and see what is needed the most.
I still owe lots of e-mails! Once I get past putting Christmas decorations away and doing a little decluttering, I'll have more time (I think).
I'm hoping for a calm and quiet January. I need to think... and pray... and ponder. My brain is as cluttered as my garage right now.