Hello everyone! As you can see, winter is in full swing. Not a leaf in sight! But the snow’s melted and the rain’s holding off, so it’s a perfect time to get outside and do some walking. There’s a small dog park down the road from us right in the middle of an industrial area. It’s not very pretty, but it’s a great place to let the dogs have a good run.
This was taken from my living-room window just last week! Now it’s all melted and yesterday’s temperature was 10 deg. C! Crazy weather. How temperatures can go from -10 to + 10 in a matter of days is amazing.
I’m always a little disoriented at this time of the year. The crazy rush of Christmas and New Year is over and all the decorations have been packed away. Everything is, well, kinda quiet. On top of it all, I lost my job just before New Year, so I have all this time on my hands! I started a new blog in the hopes that I can earn an income from it and do something that I love and I’ve been spending this last week learning all I can about blogging and e-books. It’s called The Jane Effect and it’s all about organization – household management, meal planning, budgeting, decorating – that kind of thing and much morend. If you get a chance, pop over to thejaneeffect.com and take a look.
Since I do have all this time on my hands, I decided to do some decluttering a reorganizing. I’ve been putting it off, but the other day I misplaced something and am still searching for it! I hate that. I like to be able to find things quickly.
Since I need to save some (more) money on the grocery bill, I started with the pantry and fridge.
The fridge looked pretty full just a day before grocery shopping day, and I wanted to see exactly how much food we already had before I bought any more.
Hi everyone. It seems like 2016 really flew by. But then I seem to say that every year. Looking back, it was a pretty good year for us.
Happy New Year! I hope you all had a good New Year. We spent New Year’s Eve with some wonderful friends and just like that, 2016 became 2017. Another new year. Another chance for wonderful times with good friends. Another Spring, another summer … I can’t wait!
I always find the week between Christmas and New Year a kind of no-man’s-land where you’re not quite sure what to do with yourself. But I was taking down the Christmas decorations today and I noticed that my house has become completely disorganized again. How did this happen? We were so organized when the kids and their son moved in with us – or were we? On the surface, it looked like it, but trying to find certain things was proving a bit of a challenge. Like, the clippers for my little dog, or the file folders for our papers (currently stuffed haphazardly into a drawer in my closet), and where did I put the candles? I guess we hadn’t fully figured this all out 3 months ago. What we’d done was hide everything in a closet in the hopes that we would be able to get at it when the time came. But that hasn’t happened. So I’m going to spend the next week or so re-organizing some stuff to make it accessible when we need it.