It has been a week blessed with:
Transitioning back to normal. The party atmosphere of the past couple weeks has wound down, but remnants linger in the air. In my mind's eye, there are still pieces of streamers stuck to light fixtures and deflated balloons caught under the furniture. In reality there are a couple of broken candy canes in the candy dish, a late Christmas card arrived in yesterday's mail, and the rum cake has taken hold of my hips. The flowers have wilted on the Christmas cactus and a few holiday photo cards are stuck on the fridge.
Writing letters. I'm taking part in the 52 Letters 52 Weeks Challenge and got off to a big start with some thank you notes for Christmas. My handwriting is somewhat out of tune, but it felt good to have that neat little stack of envelopes, stamped and addressed, ready to send on their way.
Salads. I'm back to healthier eating,which means salad for lunch and lots of water. Also, my daily routine of taking Em to school and then taking the dogs to the dog park. They romp with Bella the Great Dane and their new friend, Chloe the Boxer. I've met a new friend, too, a nice young college gal who just moved here from Texas.
Photos. I made a small dent in the photo project that I'm taking on this year: Organizing the past two years worth of files. I love the digital age for the ease it provides in taking lots and lots of pictures and the ability to edit them. However, out of sight, out of mind, and now two years worth have accumulated and only a handful have been printed and none put in scrapbooks. I have my work cut out for me.
Honey Vanilla Chamomile Tea. Celestial Seasonings makes this yummy tea. I'm trying to cut down on the amount of coffee I drink, and this is a delicious and satisfying substitute.