Mild temperatures and lots of rain
have melted almost all of the snow that fell in December.
We are having the sort of weather
that makes you want to stay in bed,
or at the very least curl up in front of the fire
with a book for the afternoon.
I have resisted doing that,
and have spent the past few days cleaning out kitchen cupboards,
divesting myself of assorted china,
baking tins and casserole dishes.
I owned 11 vases, I never knew!
Now I own 6!
It has given me more space to get organized.
How much easier it is to put things away
when they are not battling for space.
The number of odd glasses from sets long since split up
and broken are now gone,
and we drink from the 'good' glasses.
Why do we save them for company.
Isn't family just as important?
The buffet was also purged,
and now all the Christmas dishes are in a place of their own,
and the drawers are filled with flatware,
napkins and table mats...
not bits and bobs and junk that had no other home.
I'm feeling quite virtuous!
Next week, we will do upstairs.
Once it is organized I will once more attempt
to decorate our bedroom.
The paint was purchased long ago,
but every time I look at the ceiling I cringe.
I hate painting ceilings!
It isn't that large a room,
and is very straight forward,
I don't know why I keep putting it off.