It seems as soon as Christmas is over, people take down all the pretty decorations and by New Year's, the Christmas tree, now stripped of all the glorious decorations, is discarded at the curb waiting to be taken away. Everything is packed away (and next year you will know what box the lights are in) and carried to the attic. The room that you had your tree in seems much larger now - hmmm, maybe I do have room for that other curio cabinet I need.
Well, not me! My decorations are still up, even the dining table is still pretty with the Christmas napkins and candle centerpiece. And my Christmas tree is still beautiful. Every evening I can sit in my rocking chair and look at the pretty lights on the tree and smell the scent of burning candles. The glow of the candles along with the Christmas tree lights are just so warm and soft - no other lights are needed. Most of the time it is at least a week or two after New Year's before I must pack my Christmas glow away and haul my tree out to be taken to mulch heaven.
So, while I am here relaxing and enjoying the Christmas warmth, the first scavenger hunt at ESN for 2011 has been announced. You know, where is the "stop and smell the roses" mentality around here? OK, find three items in warm colors. Well, that doesn't sound too hard. Let's go ahead and get this blog done so I can get back to my rocking chair.
Yellow - that's what I'm going to look for! Yellow like the sun - love the sun - warm, beach, ocean, blue skies, sand, shells. Oh, summer and the beach. Yes, we will look for yellow items. Well, look what I found. Such a wonderful yellow cat planter at Katzzs-Kloset. It is too cute and isn't it almost time to go to the garden center? Ok, after I put my Christmas decorations away.