I love new beginnings. A new week, a new month, and, of course, a new year. I've been inspired to sort through and tidy up. I went through my scrapbooking paper yesterday. Set aside a bag to send to the thrift store and some went in the garbage. This morning I went through my tea towel/dish cloth drawer. I treated myself to 8 new microfibre dishcloths on the weekend so I demoted 8 old ones to the rag box. I'm not going to buy any more tea towels for many years because I found I have two dozen!!
The Christmas school break is over and this morning the two grands went off to school. I've enjoyed having them around more. I found the little man very willing to curl up and be read to. One book we both enjoyed was based on the old song "The Fox went out on a Chilly Night". Do you know it? I think it's been around for a long time.
Another of our favourites is Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig. Poor Sylvester finds a magic pebble but before he can get home a lion appears. Sylvester panics and wishes himself to be a rock. How his parents search for their dear son and how he finally becomes himself again makes for a delightful store.
The rain continues to fall and melt the snow we got over the weekend. It was pretty coming down but there were many many "fender-benders" because we're really not used to driving in icy conditions. So back to rain is not such a bad thing. Once the slush is gone I hope to resume my morning walks.
I hope your week is off to a pleasant start. Granny Marigold