Sunday, January 5, 2014

shadow.box




My poor ma has had to celebrate her birthday in the shadow of Christmas for ____ years now, and I'm not convinced she'll ever warm up to the arrangement.  Barring any (rather unlikely) changes to the day Christmas is celebrated, I guess she'll just have to carry on sharing the season.  
My sister, papa, and I are all committed to trying to divvy up her gifts so that Christmas is not too, too much more exciting than her birthday.  The pics above are of a shadow box Kimmy and I gave her this year.  An empty shadow box is a wee dull and uninspiring, so I started it off for her, in hopes that she will find some keepsakes of her own to display.
Meanwhile, having a big sigh over here for the last day of winter holidays, and at the same time, hoping for a bright start to a new year and looking forward to getting back into a routine (of sorts… because I am just not ever going to be that much of a scheduler ;)
C'mon 2014, let's get it started!
K.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

hiber.NATION




It's SO COLD here that there is literally nothing to do but pull up your socks and hibernate like a big ole bear.  Books, tea, and coziness on the couch for me.
Stay warm ya'll!
K.