Time for those little Thanksgiving cuties to be put away and the Christmas decorations to begin appearing again around the house. In thinking about opening these boxes again, I've been trying to figure out how to rearrange the main living areas to better accommodate our Christmas crowd. The house that seemed so large nineteen years ago has definitely shrunk as the family has grown. Add the Boise folks at the holidays, and space is definitely lacking!
Today was spent decluttering a few boxes in the garage and some space in the storage room that will soon (I hope) be a new bedroom. Still have lots to do, but I'm trying to celebrate every baby step towards my goal. If I grow weary in the battle, this should reinspire me. I'm a fairly new Posy reader, but I think you might enjoy her crafting and creativity as much as I have the last few weeks.
My time in Boise didn't allow for much blog reading, but I'll get around to visit you all sometime soon. I did spend some time stitching a Christmas gift and have almost finished it. Got around to doing a little shopping including a stop at Williams Sonoma at the Boise mall. DD Mystie and I picked up a few new kitchen toys there. Little dgs Hans went along on the shopping trip and did so well walking around with us with a minimal amount of meltdowns! We both had some very specific items on our shopping lists and were successful in finding only a few. Oh well, internet shopping is much easier on my feet!
A big snowstorm hit the Northwest Sunday just in time for our trip home. We left Boise in the early afternoon in hopes that temperatures would rise and improve road conditions. Snow fell for a brief part of the trip, but over the top of the Blue Mountains road conditions were awful - a sheet of ice for miles, bumper-to-bumper traffic at 5-10 mph. At least there was the freshly snow-powdered forest to enjoy as we crawled along. And we did arrive home safely to find the remnants of the snowstorm even here in Kennewick.