We are the last of the big celebrators on New Years Eve. We enjoyed a quiet dinner at home of lobster, smoked ribs, Far Guys famous French fries and raspberries that we picked last summer. Yummy!
Later in the evening we walked over to my other baby brothers enjoying the balmy –19 F or –28 C. If you bundle up and walk fast you will not freeze to death. It was still and quiet with the snow scrunching under our feet. Snow sounds different at different temperatures. We visited and had some snacks and walked back home. The kids here in Minnesota go back to school Thursday. Winter break is over.
I had some projects that kept me out of trouble.
I always sort the Christmas Cards, I try to make gift tags out of them, the letters I staple together and put in the “library” for a few weeks so Far Guy reads them all. The photos are added to my collection.
I am not sure what I will do with them…I have years and years of them saved…along with many volumes of Christmas letters. The letters are a bit of history, births, deaths and marriages. Some of the letters had surprises in them…a photo of a baby that made one of our friends a Grandpa for the very first time, in one other a sprig of pine so the entire letter and card smelled like the north woods.
Perhaps I need to make sure they are marked with the year and find a proper album for them. What do you do with the photos you get as Christmas Greetings?
I have put off making a list of things to do …I have also put off any thoughts of resolutions. I have a few intentions for 2014.
Organize: Organize what I can.
Declutter: Donate or sell some of the “stuff” that is stored away in boxes that we haven’t looked at in ten years or more.
Two intentions…that ought to keep me busy for most of the year.
Happy New Year! I hope your year is filled with many blessings