January is here and I have put away all the Christmas things back in the basement but I have to say, January still needs a little bit of sparkle. My sister made these snowflakes out of beads as a Christmas present and how could I put them away so soon? I am relieved it’s January to be honest. I finished my library job at the hospital on the very last day of the year. It’s been winding down all month but I was more than ready to let it go completely. I am ready to focus on the shop and my family. That third thing proved a little too much. Hence my silence around these parts!
We had a lovely Christmas. We stayed home and Christmas Day was a mixture of our little family in the morning, extended family in the afternoon and the best of friends in the evening. We ordered an entire Bread Peddler coffee cake for breakfast. I walked George. Telfer made crab cakes. The girls were pretty sweet. It really could not have been better. We went to Richland earlier in the month to visit my whole family and to go to Richland’s Nutcracker. I am hoping it will be a longstanding new tradition.
The shop is coming along. There’s so much I want to do and change (like yesterday) but it’s been a good exercise in patience. I loved Christmas in the shop. I loved it filled with customers buying books and browsing. It was so fun. I bought quite a few new books and they did really well. Want a Linnea calendar? They have not done so well :).
So, now it’s 2015 and I am spending the first bit of the year cleaning out the closets (both literally and figuratively). I have made my usual list of goals and thoughts for the new year. I do love a new beginning. I want to keep writing and reflecting and sharing on this space so stay tuned. It does help me pay attention to my life.
Here are a few pictures of our Christmas season: