I took all my Christmas decorations down. My house looks so empty! I loved it for about 5 minutes, and then I thought…January is a long month, I’m not a lover of winter, and Valentine’s Day is a long ways away. I decided instead of “getting through” this long month, I will embrace this winter season and all it’s beautiful, freezing cold, white, glistening, snowy glory.
I went to Target and bought some wintery, clearance Christmas decorations and made a garland for my kitchen windows. Snowflakes, ice skates and mittens, snowmen…bright colors. Abbey and I created a winter scene with glittery snow and trees (clearance again!) and little forest animals (tree decorations I didn’t put away). I found a beautiful white blooming hydrangea plant for my dining room table and set it in a glass salad bowl. I love the mitten garland above my chalkboard, but it’s a little too Christmasy for me. I’m going to attempt to make a new one with felt and ribbon and rickrack, using some different colors. And all these winter touches worked like magic…I feel cozy and warm in my sweet little house.
I forgot all about:
Putting boots and mittens and hats and scarves on thousands of times.
Stepping in slush left all over my kitchen floor.
Having chapped hands.
Freezing my bum off going sledding.
Shivering in the car.