Sunday, January 01, 2017
Happy New Year
The sun is shining here in Austin and it's supposed to be 74 degrees today. I'm going to get out into the yard and scatter my wildflower seeds. It's getting a bit late--especially for the bluebonnets--but I have been dragging my feet about using the seed roller--even after Dave so kindly put it together for me. I also want nothing more than to take down the Christmas tree, but I have a feeling would strenuously object so I can wait till Wednesday when she goes back to school. I'll leave the lights and glass snowflakes in the windows for awhile, but it's time for the ornaments and the Christmas towels, the angels and the garland, to be packed away for another year. One thing I will get to today is the all the gift-wrapping paraphernalia. We reuse bows and other package decoration and have literally boxes full of them. I also buy gift wrap on-sale and hadn't realized till this year just how many rolls we have. I really think we might not need to buy Christmas wrap for the rest of our lives... It's time to make a permanent package wrapping station. I took the idea from the container store and am tweaking it a bit to use some of the built-in drawers and pegboard in the utility room and the Elfa storage units I moved from Atlanta.
Before getting to the chores, however, I think I'll see if I can get the spouse interested in a little walk to the end of our street with the dogs. It doesn't sound like much, but there are serious hills at each end so you do end up walking uphill both ways. And, hey, no snow!