Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Winter Days

A damp and sunless morning.

The school bus went by when it was barely daylight, those little children have such early starts to their busy days.
I have a list of  chores as long as my arm waiting for attention, but my motivation seems to be running on empty.
The last of the Christmas decorations were returned to their boxes yesterday, although I felt the need to leave a set of  twinkling lights in the kitchen.
Sparkly encouragement is welcomed.


Rian said...

Luckily our granddaughter's school doesn't start until Wednesday. And although DH took down the outside lights this morning, I opted for another few days before taking down the inside Christmas. I will miss it. Glad you kept your kitchen votive... it's warming and cheery.

Kathy said...

I remember going to school in the dark during the winter months. But then I got out at 2 p.m. so I guess that made up for it. I feel sorry for the little kids though. I leave up my twinkling lights too.

L. D. said...

We don't have our school bus outside anymore as the kids moved to another town. All the other kids walk to a bus or drive cars. I will drag through taking things down as I so much like Christmas. Have a great January and enjoy a good cup of tea to keep warm.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I need to take down our sparse decorations too - But I'm using the excuse that I need a new container to put them into. 😊

I love your photo - It looks warm and inviting on your table with the lovely plate and braided mats underneath.
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤Happy New Year, Jo!

local alien said...

I love twinkling lights. They really brighten up a room and give cheer on the outside.

Pam said...

I always enjoy your beautiful photos! I know how you feel about putting away Christmas. It is a bit of a let down after the Holidays. I still have our tree and decorations up, but slowly starting to pack these precious mementos away. I also leave some twinkly lights around the house for some warmth and cheer! Happy New Year!

Bernideen said...

I like your idea of leaving some lights in your kitchen. It is hard to put it all away and maybe more so in winter when we are inside and it is cold. I have been carrying down red transferware for hours it seems and I think quitting time is here for today~ Happy New Year!

Lowcarb team member said...

Our grandchildren are back at school on Wednesday 4th January.

All of our Christmas decorations are put away until next December.
I think a few twinkling lights in the kitchen sounds lovely.

Enjoy your January days.

All the best Jan

Janet @ My Miniature Donkeys said...

I love our Christmas tree so it's not going anywhere for a bit. Such pretty lights.