December 6, 2017:

Hola!

It's COLD here. Cold and windy. But the Sun has been out for the past 2 days so it's bright, and that helps me to bear the cold and the short days. Only 15 more days to Winter Solstice, and then each day, a few more minutes of daylight will magically begin to be added, and even though the cold and snow will continue, the "worst" will be over because I know we are over the hump and headed toward the Spring Equinox.

Meanwhile, I am busy decorating the tree. I dug out an old collage of photos from the former Maison Newton (above). Gosh, that was a beautiful fireplace. My current gel fuel fireplace is great, but no match for that large and lush gas fireplace in my former home. In my case, downsizing meant not only much less square footage and a single story (which IS nice), but no fireplace until I purchased my gel fuel fireplace. I love it, but there was only one wall I could put it on, and this current living room is much smaller than my former living room, so I sized the fireplace accordingly. (It was also much less expensive and did not need to be installed by professionals).

Yesterday I womaned up and muscled, huffed, puffed, cussed some, breathed heavily and heaved mightily to get my Christmas tree up the basement stairs and dragged into the living room, and then into position in front of the picture window overlooking the front of the house. Whew! Quite the work-out. But I wasn't ready this year to switch to a "single woman of a certain age" (4 foot tall) tree. Maybe next year...NAH!

Jan

Friday, February 10, 2012

180 Degree Turn!

Hola!

I've decided to change the focus of this blog to include decorating and also my quest to research my family tree as well as this curse, or blessing, or whatever the hell it is, the re-awakening of an interest in looking stylish, too.  And being bitchy about it all.

I don't even know where to begin but begin I shall - later on.  Right now I'm watching "Who Do You Think You Are" and after that I'll be watching "Grimm" and after that I'll be entirely rearranging my bedroom :)  I shall try to remember to take "before" and "after" photos!

But first and foremost, I'm starving and I've got a "diet" (gasp!  I said a bad word!) frozen entree in the microwave and it just beeped at me.

Later, darlings!

P.S.  New template being used. That is a photo of my house, Maison Newton, taken in I think April, 2011.

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