Hubby and I have decided to take it easy this week following New Year's. Maybe if we start the year out this way, it will be the incentive to allow ourselves to be a little kinder and gentler to ourselves and allow more "down time" than we have before. I think we gave it a good start by sleeping until 7:30 this morning. And it was STILL dark when we got up at that!
I did some first-of-the-year/first-of-the-month type things today along with paying some bills. Lots of putzing on little things, even took time to work on my quasi-braided/crocheted rug . . . aw, shoot, I just thought of something I forgot that reeeally should have been done this day. Oh well. As hubby always asked his third graders, "Is it a mountain or a mole hill?" Guess I'll just have a little mole hill to trip over tomorrow.
Everything outside is still coated with ice. I tried to get a picture of the garden beds . . .
. . . and the front yard with their covering of hard, white ice on top of the snow, but I'm not sure you can see the glare and glisten I was trying to capture.
'Bout the most exciting thing that happened around here today was when Chicken Mama and her "adopted" daughter showed up to do a hair cut in our kitchen.
S has beautiful, thick hair which Chicken Mama said was easy to cut. I wanted to slide Papa Pea into the chair after S because he needs a trim and cutting his hair is a job that I've hated for the past 47 years, and I'm sure will continue to hate for 47 more (!), but Chicken Mama rebelled saying her limit was one hair cut a day. Dang. My loss.
Papa Pea wandered into the salon area a little before dinner time saying he'd cook tonight. My daughter and I looked at each other wondering just how to reply to that. You see, we both know he can't cook. Not a lick. Fer nuthin'. No how, no way. But he was pulling a funny on us. He went on to say he'd buy dinner for all of us if someone else would go into town to pick it up.
Now do you think I was going to pass on an offer like that? He and I split a pizza and CM and S both ordered Greek Salads which were huge and tasty. (The pizza was, too.)
It was my kind of take-it-easy day . . . with the unexpected bonus of not even having to make dinner. This week is looking better all the time.