Good morning friends.
As you can see I've added a picture to my title banner. This is where I start my day. Isn't it a beautiful spot? Every morning I make a cup of tea and sit in my chaise lounge with my bible and my journal. I get some inspiration and encouragement for the day, write down some of my thoughts and get ready to face the day. In the winter I cuddle under the quilt. I can watch the sunrise and listen to the birds in the woods. It is a wonderful way to start each day.
I don't know about you but every year as soon as Christmas is over I just want to get all the Christmas stuff away and get my home in order. I clean out closets, sort drawers and get bags and boxes of things to take to Goodwill. It is such a good feeling to be in control. At this time of year I want to declutter my home. This declutter mode doesn't last too long as I am a born collector and so bit by bit the temporarily bare surfaces get things arranged on them again. I am sure many of you can identify with me! But I do get my home more organized and get rid of the stuff I know I don't need. Of course you know how that goes. As soon as I throw it out I will find a need for it next week!
Before Christmas I had begun to redo our kitchen. It is the original kitchen from the 1960's. I am on a very limited budget so all I can afford is paint, new hardware and maybe some tiles for the backslpash. Right now it is all white with beige laminate on the counters and butcher block laminate on the island. I am going to keep the cabinets white , the trim white and the walls lime green, and try to paint the laminate counters. We had lime green with white trim in the dining room in a previous house and it looked great with all my blue and white china, so I am trying it again. So that is my project for January.
Do you make new year's resolutions? I don't do new year's resolutions, but I often reflect on the past year. We watch too much TV in the evening and I want to try to read a little more instead of watching TV. I don't like sex or bad language or violence in books. One of my favorite authors is Rosamunde Pilcher. I like books that are inspiring, autobiographies, good fiction, true stories. Any good books you could recommend?
Well back to the great clean up. Hope that you have a wonderful day and that whatever you do brings you a sense of joy or fulfillment.