A solar light next to the patio. I like the little snow "hat," don't you?
Our pear tree in the front yard with the neighbors Christmas lights behind. It has been so cold, none of the snow is even melting OR falling off of the trees. That's unusual.
About ten minutes from home. I took the following three pictures as we were driving on errands today.
I think this looks like a Christmas card don't you?
So crisp and clean.
And this is our Christmas present to each other. We bought a new 55 inch TV. We got a wonderful deal on it. We've never had a TV in this room, but decided we would like to be able to stay upstairs and not have to go into the little family room downstairs. This way I can light a fire in the wood stove directly to the left of the TV in this picture and can actually enjoy the heat.
The chair underneath will be moved and we're looking at console tables to go under the TV to hold the electronics. And that's not all. My wonderful husband bought us two new Lazyboy recliners today too! We have two Lazyboy chairs that we bought about 22 years ago. They are still going strong and will remain in the family room. They're rocker/recliners. The new ones are wall hugger ones. We've owned both knock off brand recliners and the true Lazyboy brand chairs and hands down, we recommend paying just a little more for the real thing. They last forever. The mechanisms don't seem to wear out. We even bought two of them for the trailer at the lake last year.
Boy oh boy. For people who weren't going to get anything for each other for Christmas, we kind of went nutso today! Dennis' 60th birthday is next Saturday and my birthday is February 1 so we're counting the chairs and TV as Christmas/Birthday/Birthday presents. Whoo Boy! We never, and I mean never, buy expensive gifts like this. I think we're done for a long, long time. I'm looking forward to being able to knit and watch TV upstairs by the kitchen. I can cook and basically stay on one level of the house for everything except laundry. That was a big deal last summer when I didn't feel well and the stairs were a challenge for me.
I have 34 pairs of mittens done and ready to be delivered to the school next week. I still have more to make, but I want them to have the ones that are done as soon as possible. I'll take a picture so you can see them for the next post.
I hope all is well with each one of you my friends and that the new year is all that you've wished it to be.
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" 2 Corinthians 5:17