This is a little ceramic star thing that you put scented oil in that I have hanging in the bathroom, along with some braided bracelets that I bought last spring when we went to Charleston. It reminds me that last year (end of April last year) Dave and I went to Charleston for a weekend to see his niece get married and I bought the bracelets at a seaside shop. When we got back from the trip it was really becoming spring here and I was finally able to face the big move out of the house next door into this house. I am really hoping that this trip that I take to Alabama and Florida will do the same thing for me this year - I will be able to launch into our basement for real and finish getting stuff out of the house next door. I still haven't cleared out the kitchen or laundry room there, though I have removed our essentials I have left Jules with lots of "junk" that I don't know what to do with.
Another 0 F morning this morning. What I hate the most maybe about this deep cold is the way it freezes the metal and plastic of my glasses and it hurts my nose - like the cold is drilling into the middle of my face where the glasses touch. It was 20 minutes ago that I walked Rossy to his bus stop but the bridge of my nose is still hurting (a tiny bit). Baaa. No wonder I don't want to go into the basement right now - it's darn cold down there. It's enough to do the laundry and clean up the cat litter each day - I don't want to be down there more than I have to. That's my excuse anyway (I really just don't want to do it - ever - but this sounds better). I can still hope that the warmth of spring will bring a change in my attitude about culling and cleaning and organizing.
The sun has come out and is flashing sparks of light off the snow. I love snow sparkles. There is bad and good about winter.