My honey would really like all cleaning and purging posts to stop since he says it means more work for him. He is beginning to hate the word simplify. We spent most of last Sunday purging the basement. Now it's only one small room. At one time it was the coal cellar, we had turned it into storage. One load to recycling, one to Goodwill and one to the dump and you can actually walk on the floor. No more climbing up and over piles of stuff and yuck. It is organized and logical and somewhat clean and should stay that way for awhile. Till the next time we don't know what to do with something and into the basement it will go. So another major project is done.It feels so good to get the big ones done. This weekend, after we take down Christmas, he can rest.
Stop by the shop next week the primroses will arrive on Monday. Can spring be far behind. Have a blessed new year everyone......
Saturday, December 26, 2009
We hope all had a wonderful time with friends and family. We have eaten way to much around here. Horatio is hibernating this weekend and will be awake and ready for business on Tuesday.For the first time in three years all seven of our children, my cousin's two and my five, were home for Christmas. When they were little, it was tradition that they sit on the steps in my cousin's entry way for pictures. The last time they ranged in age from 11 to 27. Now they are 24 to 39 but they literally squeezed onto the steps to pacify their mothers. This year we also got my five grandbabies on the steps. I'm having trouble adjusting to my first born turning 4o in February. Where did the time go???? So on my first day off in weeks, what do I do why go to Christmas sales to replace the 6 dozen Christmas tree balls that the cats and Hannah's tail have broken in the last couple of years. Now, since it's so cold outside I'm also defrosting our big old freezer, so it's back to reboiling my kettles of water. Happy weekend.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Wow it's almost 35 degrees and it's 10:30 at night. It's almost warm. Today was clean and decorate day at home. It was suppose to snow so we decided to go early to the market and to pick up the tree. Then we could clean house and decorate and enjoy the snow. Well the kitchen is clean, the living room is clean and decorated, the tree is up but still naked.It snowed for a few seconds here and there. Such a disappointment. Maybe tomorrow it will snow for a bit while I finish decorating the dining room. The plan is to put the lights on the tree too, but not the ornaments. They'll have to wait a day or so. We've got our son's kitten and it's his first Christmas. In the kitten world trees are really great jungle gyms, at least for a day or so. Mr Mittens is having great fun tonight.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
It is officially 13 degrees in Puyallup. Wow a warming trend. At 7:00 this morning it was 11.3 degrees. I am now officially praying for snow, because then the temp will rise and it will be almost a heatwave. At least we have sun so it is beautiful. The cold is an excellant excuse for hot chocolate with whipping cream.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Sunday is the last Sandpoint show of the year. I love to go up to Sandpoint. Sometimes the treasures are remarkable and awesome sometimes not. But it is always a fun show and means a day in Seattle. We have this routine Sandpoint, Anthropology,William and Sonoma, Ravena Gardens, estate sales, downtown to see the Christmas windows. Just a fun get a way day. The last show, in October, we had less then an hour, at Sandpoint, then back home for two different birthday celebrations. Once again it will be a quick trip. This time it's the grandbabies, a piano rectital and a fifth birthday. Ezra is so excited to be turning 5. It seems like he was just born last week. So we will do the quick trip through, absorb the energy and creative flow and then hurry back down the highway to home. Seattle will still be there another day, but our grandbabies are in such a hurry to grow up we cherish our time with them.