Things were looking up the first day of the new year,
even if it was a bit of an uphill climb. . . .
Sometimes it's tea parties and tutus for these young ballerinas, but with mountaineering Dads it can be a little bit of a mix!
New Year's Day found us at the climbing gym instead.
Good times and pizza after! What better way to start a new year?
Now, I know this is the LAST thing you want to see, but look at what I found after Christmas at the local department store!
Reproduction Shiny Brites at the end of season sales!
You probably already knew all about this! But if you didn't, you can still stock up on a variety of colors and styles here, or online at Amazon.com..
Our last people only just trickled out over the weekend, and so we are folding up the party now around here.
Washing, ironing, and putting away.
Echoes of the season will linger awhile here and there. . .
But we are also appreciating the quiet for awhile while we sweep the old year away,
and while we figure out what to put up in the blank spaces.
Like a lot of things that didn't get done in time, my amaryllis got planted late. But I don't mind. In fact, I love having a bit of green to watch grow so early in the year.
May the new year be the same for you.
Fresh and full of promise. . . .
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