A very old card with a new year sentiment and inside it says Merry Christmas. It has leftover bits of "A wee sprig o' heather frae the bonnie hills o' Gallowa' " glued inside.
It is signed "From D Smith with best wishes". My grandmother was from Scotland and the card was hers.
Happy New Year!
We woke up on January 1 to clear blue skies and very cold temperatures and it was -24C.
a beautiful but cold January 1, 2014
We had a fun New Year's Eve here. Four of our friends came over for dinner and each couple contributed something to the menu. After we dined we played a game of Mexican Train Dominoes until 11:00 then waited until midnight for the new year. We watched some of the show from Niagara Falls on TV. Niagara Falls is one hour behind us so we didn't really see the celebration end there at 1:00 our time.
Today we woke up to find this temperature on the thermometer. Minus 30C. Brrrr.
That is just too cold for me. We haven't ventured far this week. We got groceries Tuesday morning and today we visited our friends who have just moved back to our community from the city. That's it. I haven't even been shopping for any after Christmas bargains.
It's just. too. cold.
But, I've been spending some time visiting around in blogland after getting way behind.
On Monday Murray cleared the snow from the garage roof. It was about 3 feet deep on the back side of it. He also cleared the house roof yesterday for the second time in less than two weeks. In a normal winter we might clear the roof once in January or February. We have a lot of snow down. I heard we got 90cm. in December.
A northwest wind picked the fluffy snow up and blew it around yesterday afternoon. Looks pretty and cold doesn't it?
I LOVE these vintage bottle brush wreaths.
Have you taken your Christmas decorations down yet? I have most things down and put away but left the tree up to enjoy the lights for another night or two. I think Saturday will be the day so Murray can help me pack the tree up. It's such a big job and makes me kind of sad that the season is over.
But, I'm also ready for a clean uncluttered look.
Well, clean at least.
I hope you are staying warm and cozy if it's cold where you are. Did you know it's about 76 days until spring? Hopeful. :)