I know it’s only the second week of the new year and already the Christmas season seems like a thing of the past already – that is so 2016! Already I have tulips on my mantelpiece already which really makes me happy. In spite the dreary days and cold weather, dare I say it? I think spring might just be on its way.
Of course, I see evidence that it did happen. I still have a Christmas tapestry given to me by my in-laws which we put in the landing upstairs, still lying on the floor, waiting to be put away in the box. I keep forgetting! And since the weather has been really bad lately, I’ve kept a couple of fairy lights and strung them over our bookcase in the living room. In the late-afternoon, when it’s really depressing and I’m sitting in our lounge glaring at our fire that won’t work again, I switch the fairy lights on and it cheers me up instantly. It’s all about the small joys people 😉
And we actually still have what T calls a “chocolate” corner, which really should be a “sweets” corner since we also have candy cane left-overs which we used to decorate the tree with and the chocolate! There are only a few left now, but I sometimes wonder if it’s somehow a “magic” corner, because no matter how little there are left, and no matter how much T and the Historian eats them (they both love sweets), there’s always some left over!
January here in England is not for the faint-hearted. I think you have to be made of sterner stuff to let it not get to you. But my skin is getting thicker now, calloused even. I won’t lie and say it’s not affecting me or my mood, but I’m getting better at this dealing-with-awful-winter-days. I get on with it, or as my dear mother-in-law once told me “You just plod on”. So here I am plodding on… get on with January!
What about you?
Are you ready for spring too?