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Looking Back, Looking Forward...

Today is my wedding anniversary! I have a date later...

One of the things I usually end up doing on my anniversary is taking down the Christmas tree and decorations. Specifically, the tree. (And now, new blog header!) I just like to start the new year with a clean(-ish) house, instead of a project to clean up from last year. This one will be no different, as we awoke to a CRASH! in the living room. Several of our favorite ornaments were broken, including the first one I ever gave BFJ. But that does not define our relationship, so it's time to clean up and move on.

There are many elements of my year (every year) that could keep it from being my personal favorite year, but in my marriage, every year has gotten better. Some years more than others; this year has been a good year. Now, on to the next!

Another thing I am looking forward to is new plantings in the Spring. I mean, how can I help it when I get new seed catalogs every day? BFJ accused me of ordering them, but you know I didn't. All you have to do is purchase one item out of one catalog, and they spread the word that you might spend money. I can imagine where all the flowers are going, I can't imagine where all the vegetables should go. I do have a veggie garden area from last year, but I don't think it had enough sun.
And somehow, I would love to get rid of this view, cover it up with something green and lovely:

Orange plastic wicker just doesn't cut it for me. And don't get me started on the faded yellow birdfeeders! That is a lilac bush on my side of the fence, which my mother-in-law gave me two years ago for this purpose, but there's only so much one bush can do!


  1. Happy Anniversary. Guess you won't be at knitting tonight since you have a date. Have fun.

  2. Happy Anniversary! You celcbrate today with my son and his wife. They are celebrating #14! Have a great date! Have fun! And many more to come.

  3. Happy Anniversary Karen - and such a nice thing to say about the ornaments and also each year getting better - wonderful, isn't it!
    I've been aching to order out of all my new seed catalogs, but we won't be in this house for planting this year and it will be too late for much planting by the time we get to the Squash House, so I'm drooling and folder over corners on favorite pages!

  4. Happy Anniversary!! Hope the date was delicious!

    Yep, when those seed catalogs start rolling in, I'm ready for winter to be over--even if it's less than 2 weeks old!


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