About post Christmastime progress-No the storage containers have not made it to the attic yet! My excuse is they just won't climb those stairs.
I hope I have never misled you-giving you cause to think I am that kind of Gramma, promptly making order from the chaos on January first.
Handmade Candles thanks to the creative thoughtfulness of
the youngest Grand daughter [ zoom in: "Around the world
and back again" ATWABA
Okay, the real scoop -
the ugly truth this January 2016:
The tree I so love, is still up in the living room. The lights [on a copper thread/wire] are still twinkling wound into the mantle décor. The tabletop trees placed strategically in the dining room, spare bedrooms and even kitchen and computer room [a very tiny one here]. The dining room tablescape has not changed yet though I suspect I will only remove Christmas décor leaving the old bottles to make do or inspire me for a transitional table scene.
Oh mygoodnessme....I have spent too few hours sitting here this season...So much work and too little time soaking it in- this can be the very best time and space for pondering, meditating, praying, quiet rejoicing..
Confession: I did not handle this well for 2015-not discouraging though it gets me started with an early to-do LIST -plans, goals -reminders not resolutions!
Let's move on: It will get done when it gets done-quoting my children; "It is what it is."
Looking ahead note that I have some incredible things to share with you as this new year begins..as I get it together I will share Pictures and stories from our Costa Rica Mission trip [ First Baptist Church, Troy,Alabama ] in December then perhaps you will empathize. Maybe not, nonetheless, I look forward to sharing My reason for Costa Rica...part of that story goes way back to the 1950's.
Our family has a Wedding on the 2016 calendar, a high school graduation, some travel and of course with all the Grands & our Mr. Lincoln [Great Grand] there will continue to be happenings & blessings to share as appropriate.
Looking Forward- Still