sometimes mondays | 12.2.19 …

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… are super quiet, primarily because it’s so durn cold out. Despite a 42° F temperature, clouds, 78% humidity and winds NW 10 mph make it feel more like 36° F… I’m glad I had no reason to go out… and I didn’t, not even to my regular Monday quilting meeting.*

I have used most of this cold and quiet day purging paper: old receipts; statements; notes written on any available piece of paper (that was before I began to make a conscious effort to eliminate that bad habit ), etc. And taking time out to reflect on some of the things on this day for which I am grateful:

  • tea this morning in my Scotty dog Christmas mug  – given to me by a friend of many decades, many decades ago;
  • the scent of my morning candle;
  • the luscious color of this week’s bouquet of alstroemeria: a deep red;
  • the warmth of the hearth and the fact that I didn’t need to go out;
  • tackling the looong overdue paper purge job.

This week is shaping up to be quite busy: two concerts, a house tour plus the added activity of preparing for Christmas…and, other than the Scotty dog mug, not a single bit of Christmas has been pulled out of storage.  So, to my list above, I add a big

  • gratitude to Mother Nature. Today’s weather gave me the space to take a deep breath and tackle a project that’s been on the agenda for way too long. I am energized.

Cheers~

 

* I fell asleep last night watching Hallmark Christmas movies and awoke about 1:20 am – then went to bed!

 

 

 

 

11 thoughts on “sometimes mondays | 12.2.19 …

  1. YAY you for tackling all that paper! I hope y’all didn’t get too clobbered with the snow. It was COLD and WINDY here today … and I had to venture out on multiple errands. But I came back to a warm house and Christmas lights. Here’s to a great week and a warm, bright December!

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  2. I agree with Dee (and wish I had not had to come into work – lol). It’s that time of year – I will be tackling paper soon and preparing for tax season (yuck).

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  3. Those dark red aalstroemeria are among my favorite grocery store floral purchases. They last forever! We spent the weekend decorating for Christmas so i’m enjoying a couple bright red poinsettias, and one pink and white one. I spent the better part of yesterday sitting by the fire finishing Ann Patchett’s last novel which I enjoyed.

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  4. It is always good to get out the favorite Christmas mugs, especially the ones that hold memories. I have been drinking tea from mine this week. Here is to December.

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  5. Paper tackling is a great cold day activity. My week started off with a very busy bang and looks to be very full so I am happy the freezing temps have lifted. And I need to fun myself Christmas mug – thanks for the reminder

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  6. What great way to start the month – getting rid of things you no longer need … Especially if there’s no good reason for venturing out. Must be lovely to have a sense of accomplishment already, rather than a dollop of panic!

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