So, my favorite thrift store had a bag sale.
Anything you can get in a grocery bag, AND tie it,
was $2. I got this skirt. Stuffing it in the bag, got it all
wrinkled, so I ironed it. I usually wash things before I wear them,
because of cooties, but thought this would be OK.
I looked at the tag, to find out how to wash it....
and this is what I found. I thought wow. This coming
from a Lithuanian? I assumed Lithuania was a horrible place to live,
but Google told me it's in the top 20 *best* places
to live in the world.
I'd replace the word happy,
January socks. I hardly ever wear socks, but when I do,
they are going to be fun ones. Our jungle like weather,
which we have for most months, doesn't call for
lots of sock wearing. I don't know if I'm sad or glad.
It gets in the 50's and I think I'm froze solid.
January sky. I'm always a little bummed just being able to see
the sky that is right above me. I know the sun comes up,
I know the sun goes down,
but I never see it do either.
Unless we're at the beach, or El Chico at a table by the window,
at supper time.
The sky above me, was beautiful today.
January avocado tree. I listen to the Garden Show on Saturday mornings, with
Randy Lemmon....but still don't know for sure if I should let
this tree get taller than a water tower. I do hope it puts out fruit
this year... and that a hurricane in September
doesn't blow it all off of the tree.
January ham. I always buy a ham in January.
They are usually 99cents a pound. That's a way better price
than the week before Christmas or Easter. We eat it in salads, make sandwiches,
fry it for breakfast, and use the ham-bone for beans.
January house shoes. These are going on three or four years.
Of course, I got them for Christmas one year.
When I have these on, you KNOW it's cold.
January sheets. They should be on the bed right now, instead of folded up.
I got these from Target years ago....for a very good price.....for cold nights.
For Target, and price I paid for them, they're pretty nice.
January books. I like to look at house plans. What I'd really like to do,
is see inside the houses, where they were built, and REAL pictures of families
building them, from a kit, off of a train.
January shoes. Yes, my feet occasionally get cold. I have these in the back
of my closet, waiting for the day that it's honestly chilly out. And in. I got the tennis shoes
at Penny's, they're the ones that gave me blisters on my heels that about put me on the moon.
The middle ones are from a thrift store....I looked up the brand....they are $100 + shoes.
I'll keep them. Their bronze/copper color is a bit weird, but they're comfortable.
The ones on the right, are just plain old shoes from DSW.
January clothes. I don't have very many *winter* clothes. I mainly have
clothes to be worn in jungle weather. If I ever moved north of Conroe,
I guess I'd have to do something about that.
January project. I cleaned my sewing room. Even dusted the top of the fabric shelves.
I know where my Velcro is, snaps, patterns, crochet hooks and beads.
Something about beads....if I happen to break a beaded necklace, my first thought isn't
to make sure I put them exactly where they belong....they end up in an envelope, in a little box,
a baggie, but anywhere except the can they belong in. My first thought is
to FIND them on the floor.
Well, all my beads, as far as I know, are in the can.
January temperature. Today was gray and chilly in the morning....
......then it got
so nice out, I almost trimmed the mulberry tree,
then it got even more gray,
rained, thundered, rained....the wind blew....
.and now it's going to be dry for a few days.
To us down here where the bananas grow, 50 is cold.
January issues. This is why I don't decorate. I know the adrenaline that comes with a
holiday and all that decorating business would be bad news for me in January,
if I went overboard. By overboard, I mean more than displaying the cards we get.....
If I want to see decorations, I can go to the mall....like....Dillard's.
January candles. I have been lighting them all over this house.
I have a hang-up about burning candles....it's from the same gene
that makes one not want to use their best perfume....lest it gets used up.
Well.........why'd ya buy it?
Somebody nudged me.
I get by with a little help from my friends.
January purse. Fossil. With NO key. Klarisa got this from e-bay, she didn't care for it,
but I loved it. I gave her what she gave for it, and we're both happy.
January snoopy-baby dogs. OK, maybe the little one without much fur,
would be expected to be cold, but the big one acts all froze up.
But let a cat crawl around on the back-yard fence, and the
big dog forgets just how cold it is outside.
Yes, Sheba has a collar. I found it in a puddle of water
in the back yard. Nice job Sheba.
January music. We have a Spotify account. This is why I agreed to it.
Buddy Davis. This is mainly what I listen to.
I also have some SOUSA ready to play come July.
So, this is a little bit of my January.
What does January mean to you, where you live?