Looking our my window this morning I see a frozen world. Snow covers everything. The sun is out, but the temperature is 6 degrees. An email from Joe's brother telling about 26 below in Minnesota. I guess we don't have it so bad. I got my Christmas decorations out, gradually this year. Little by little I brought them up the stairs and took fall things down.....and this is the way I will take "Christmas" down. I like to leave the trees up until the middle of the month, but the small decorations will be put away starting today. My dining room table is full of things to go downstairs....the only problem is me. I have no desire to do the work. I want to sit and read or knit or paint or cook or just watch the birds. I need to get motivated. Do you get a cleaning bug when someone is coming over to visit? I do...always have. I get a rush of brain activity...hang up the phone....some one's coming.....make some food.....clean the bathroom.... change my clothes.....tidy up. It feels good to rush around in anticipation of someone coming to visit. I need that today. If a friend were to call, that dining room table would be cleared in 20 minutes. It's not going to happen. It's too cold for visiting. Our friends are holed up in their homes. They may venture out for milk and bread, but scramble to their cars and rush back to their cozy homes. So, I'll have to find another way to motivate me.....or maybe I'll just read a book.
I just finished my "summer" book called Barefoot, by Elin Hildebrand. I didn't read it in the summer though. I started it after my surgery. It was an easy read...as they say. It was about three women and their lives on Nantucket Island, one summer.
I just started reading Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor' Easter, written by Lisa Patton, last night.In her first novel, Lisa Patton paints a hilarious portrait of life in Vermont as seen through the eyes of a southern belle. I love "little" books like this. You don't have to think...just the thing for a day like this.