Well, Christmas is over. I will post some pictures of my house soon. I took them yesterday before everyone got here. I just wanted to write a bit on my feelings tonight. I always feel a bit sad when Christmas is done. I know the dark, cold, lonely days of winter are ahead. I think January is the month I dislike the most. It seems so sad outside. Evenings around dinner time are the hardest time of day for me. When Doug was in the Navy, the Navy Wife's Club would counsel the Navy wives to stay really busy at dinner time because that was the time that was the loneliest. It still is for me. I know Doug won't be home until 7 and it is dark at 4:30. I try to keep busy at that time with things around the house and fix dinner, but it is still hard. I do like this time of year if I get busy and work on things. Right before Thanksgiving, we moved my craft room upstairs. I haven't done a thing with it since then. I really haven't had time. I have decided that I am going to make the room so fun that I won't want to leave it. I am thinking of the pictures and lamps I want to put in it and Doug is going to move the shelf with my Barbie collection to the room. It will be a lot of fun. I am also going to set up my Cricut machine and the computer program that goes with it. I have had the computer progam for 6 months and haven't even taken it out of the box. I have some very fun ideas for craft projects I am excited to work on. I also like to do some quilting or crocheting during the winter on cold nights in front of the pellet stove. My problem is finding time to sit and enjoy the warmth. I hope I can this winter. I am determined to have a better attitude about it and enjoy it more than I ever have.
Sweet Dreams. Karen