The End of the Week/a Month/a Year
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|Fri, 01-31-2014 - 11:26am|
It is Chinese New Year-beginning "The Year of the Horse". (I am in tune to such occasions thanks to my oldest DD & her efforts in keeping her 3 children familiar with their Asian heritage). It is also the end of January & the end of a week-those I can keep track of on my own, even in my dotage! LOL Let's see, December-done, January-done...only need to do February & March & maybe, just maybe, I can begin to see some greenery? <sigh>
So I shall ignore the Year of the Horse-unless it has special significance to you, which you can certainly tell me about. I'd enjoy hearing about it. (I am of "The Year of the Rat"). And being fully retired (meaning I work every day)-the end of the workweek means little-but the end of a Winter month?-that can be something to mini-celebrate.
Plans?-I haven't any, do you? I have the usual-knitting, sewing & reading. Mike is painting the living room walls a lovely benign beige. And we are both vowing to never EVER use wallpaper again. When they advertise "Dry-strippable" they don't exactly tell the truth. They don't say "Top layer will strip off & have fun with the glued on back layer". But lots of water & a round-edged chisel (because any other kind just means you must use something to fill holes left behind)& it gets done. I've been wrapping up all the knick-knacks that make a house a home & assuring 'Mr-Bare-and-Spare' that YES-we will put them up again, & to stop commenting that we are better off without the ones that are just clutter anyway.
We did take advantage of a clear day yesterday to go for our February groceries-& while there are forecasts of more snow mixed with freezing rain for tonight & tomorrow-plus possibly another snowstorm mid-week...I'm trying to follow the "One day at a time/only panic when it actually happens" philosophy. We won't starve & that is good! And while my stash of books & yarn & fabric is diminishing-I've a long way to go before boredom sets in.
So what's happening in your little corner of the world? Are you able to stay warm & dry? I notice Elspeth has not commented on the thought that those of us in cold places are thinking of descending on her warm spot...maybe she & dh have just quietly moved away? And who could blame them? ;-)