Maybe now that snow and bitter cold are gone, I can get back to a regular routine. I have put off exercising, decluttering, organizing, and lots more. My energy has been low, and my moods have been melancholy. In other words, I have become lazy.
The interiors of our house are back to normal. Figurines are once again on the top of the bookcase.
Every day look of the mantel and hearth is back.
The hutch has its usual appearance.
This is our favorite area in the evening.
My plan is to maintain a better schedule in the weeks ahead.
It's amazing how one change can make a big difference. We are still getting used to the new look in the bedroom where we have the computer. The pillows on the bed were once sofa pillows in the living room. The low cane table left our bedroom to hold extra blankets in this one.
I tend to spend time in January trying to find places for different items. I have already moved the blue dish off the dresser and am trying out other things.
I like small brass objects so I decided to line them up on this bedroom windowsill.
That's my puttering post for tonight. Hope you're warm and cozy on this cold January evening.
When a new year begins, I do feel like it's a chance to make a fresh start. To try harder, to improve, to cherish each day... I am amazed that I'm starting my tenth year of blogging. My life is ordinary, so I wonder how I've written as much as I have. Followers are few, and comments are rare if at all. But since I write for myself, it really shouldn't matter. However, if I'm honest, I do miss the kind feedback I once received. The house is back to normal with a few changes here and there. I know we shouldn't covet things, but I do enjoy being surrounded by dear, familiar objects.
Here's the first journal page of 2017. I clipped a couple of remarks from the Sunday newspaper. The quote about passion was posted on Instagram.
The brown journal was started on August 1, 2016. I am still recording inside it. My first entry had this opening paragraph - I may not be able to pour passion into everything I do, but I can appreciate each day that unfolds.
Therefore, I guess it is up to me to make this new year a special one.