Monday, January 10, 2011

I Do, I Do, I Do Love Christmas...

(hence the Christmas Tree still standing at #17) but I've come to realize as much as I anticipate and relish every moment of the the Holiday season that commences Thanksgiving Day Eve (hey, it is my world) and continues until the Epiphany, truly, January lays claim to the position of My Favourite Month... and while I no longer task myself with Resolutions that, I promise ya'll, will go Un-Resolution-Ed, or stayin' awake until Midnight to toast the New Year in as that glittering ball drops in Times Square*, I find great enjoyment in putting the house to rights and layin' down my thoughts for directions I hope I find my life takin' in the coming months. Like the bare branches of this Cleveland Pear tree, the stripped down days of January with no Big Holidays and a Deleted Bank Account allow me to see somewhat clearly what course to set...or at least what direction to face...most likely, that course will alter, over and over again, until it is no longer recognizable by the time Year End nears but that, as we all say, is life...all we can do is pray a little, plan a little and see what fills up our cups...Happy New Year, everybody! and may all of our cups over run with Love, Good Health and Good Fortune in this Year of 2011...

*************************************************************************** *I made it until 8 p.m. this New Year's Eve...we saved the champagne for another day... As a huge added bonus, January and February in Southeast Georgia are pretty much the only months where a gardener can have a Brief Respite from most of those crushing garden chores...havin' said this, I will own up to being outside in the icy rain today, shaking ice from the leaves and branches of my Little Gem Magnolia, my Tea Olive and a Nandina that was completely bowed down beneath the weight of ice...

7 comments:

Manuela@TPOH said...

I wish I could see the ground! Unfortunately that snow seems to be hanging around - waay too long if you ask me. I can't wait for it to warm up so I can go outside and do a few gardening things!

Manuela

Shelia said...

Hi Sheila! I did stay up til the new year came in - the first time in a long time! :)I have a little glass bunny like yours in pink!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Miss Char said...

Is that the new pine piece behind the tree?

sheila from life @ #17 said...

Yep, that is new pine armoire...I love that these can be had for a song right now!

ShannonPinNOLA said...

Well, I'm no fan of January (mostly 'cause of the cold...actually all because of the cold), but like you, I do enjoy the cleansing properties of the month.

Now go take that darned tree down!

sheila from life @ #17 said...

well, it is startin' to chip off in little branches when you just displace air anywhere near it...but it smells so good!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Hi Sheila, Happy New Year to you! Yes I made it to the New Year and am looking forward to a better 2011!!! I LOVED your post... Jan/Feb are our deep winter months here AND as I get older they wisp by pretty quickly. March is when the gardens start to emerge and a NEW SPRING has begun. I truly love the seasons... Hugs, Donna

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