Friday, January 28, 2011
Thank you for your kindness and understanding regarding my recent post regarding family drama (and to let me know you do not think I ever ask for anything!). That is most important. Fortunately, now that I have come to know the truth in this situation... I can stay completely out of it and let others closer to the situation handle all the details. :)
It has once again been cold and snowy in my part of the world. I'm staying as warm as possible inside with a thick, cable-knit sweater and at times a throw around the shoulders. There are eggs and butter coming to room temperature on the kitchen counter to be transformed into "something yummy" this afternoon... room temperature takes longer in January.
We're having homemade chicken soup again for dinner and perhaps a loaf of homemade bread... that is sounding better all the time.
I lit the candles on my kitchen windowsill this morning and evenings have often found the candle on the dining table lit. It is the one item decorated for Christmas which I'll keep out all winter... the candle is all tucked into wheat... the apples are fake... the oranges are not. I find dried orange slices (and sliced apples) such a lovely and inexpensive way to decorate.
Speaking of Christmas and such... I loved the new Starbuck's ornament so much, I hung it in my kitchen. Not very vintage but it blends right in and gives me happy thoughts. ;)
This picture is for Stephanie. After Christmas, I hung the sweet wreath she had on this "window" back up... added my "faith" word... and a little greenery here and there. Thank you, Steph! I am very much enjoying those decorative items you couldn't use in the new house.