"These happy golden years are passing by, these happy golden years." Laura Ingalls Wilder

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Next Week ... Next Year ...


I just love when January rolls around. A fresh new start. A clean - unmarked calendar. Vacation plans that are for 'this year' .. instead of next year. This is the month that I start my really deep cleaning. Washing walls. Pulling furniture away from the walls. Cleaning under the washer and dryer. Washing and storing seldom used china so it will be clean and ready at a moments notice. Polishing furniture with oil instead of just using a feather duster. The lazy end of December will be just a memory of .. well, just that ... a lazy memory that needs to be shoved into a mental closet and forgotten for a long, long time.

In between all of the household chores will be some bright spots. Looking at the seed catalogs and plotting my garden on paper. Hubby has promised to buy me a 'mulcher' .. although I know he means rototiller as a birthday present. He's so practical, eh;)

This time next week there will be a spring to my step. No more gloom. With or without mountains of snow, I will take a few winter walks; I'm prepared with shoe chains and snow shoes for ice and for powdery snow. No more excuses! No more resting on the couch recovering from Christmas. And did I mention that the kids will be back in school? Aaaah.

Image from here

6 comments:

Felisol said...

Happy New Year Mrs. Mac,
You are pure energy on screen.
I've got kind of a plan of my own.
Now I know I have to set it into life.
From Felisol

Terry said...

yes happy new year mrs. mac and i want to thank you for all of your devotion to your sisters.
your sisterhood blog has been such a blessing and it has made such a happy year for us all and i am glad that it will continue and it is surely growing.
god bless you idaho snow queen, aka idaho lilac princess aka idaho mother of the year aka a dear and beloved sister of mine!!!...love terry

therextras said...

Reading your posts gives me nice peaceful feeling - fresh start! Thank you! Barbara

Saija said...

but but but, you just moved in not too long ago, surely it doesn't need that big a cleaning, does it? though after 3 years in our condo, i really need to do some deep cleaning too! *laughing*

we are in the deep freeze, so my walks won't be happening until the temps get around -15C ... anything below -25C is too cold for long walks - i'm so glad that the cold only hangs around for a week or so - then we get back to the much milder -15C's ...

chatty aren't i? *grin* ...

anyway, i was just popping by to say - Lord Bless you MUCH in 2010!

Maggie Ann said...

where are you getting all that energy? grin...

Amrita said...

Love the painting.