I've been researching a lot of blogs and finding that, as my excitement grows perusing the contents, some of the dates on other blogs go back sometimes several years! So...I figure maybe I don't feel so bad if I miss a day or two updating my posts. Honestly, though, I prefer to update at least 4-5 times per week because I'm bursting at the seams to share the exciting things I've found.
Another doctor's appointment today revealed that I may be receiving some help with the swelling in my legs, which only serves to liberate me more and prepare me for the upcoming knee replacement in May. This may also allow me to sit at the computer longer to find and share cool stuff. I realize that most of the blogs I post are nothing new to the seasoned blogger, but this is really like Christmas for me!
Speaking of Christmas...I've been photographing the special ornaments on my tree before I take it down...yes, it is still up! Between my inability to lift the boxes into which the decorations will live for the next several months, and my husband with an ailing back, Christmas lives on in our home, and frankly I love it! I find that two or three weeks once a year really are not enough for me to get my fill of the beautiful lights, the vintage decorations with such warm and lovely memories, the Nativity that took me 11 years to collect and complete...but I will soon part with them likely by Saturday. And then I will have a new, empty-feeling but clean house! Although we are nearing Valentine's Day, I want to share these photos with you in the coming posts because I think you may find them enjoyable. The photo below is of the mitten I wore as a toddler. My grandmother had this amongst her things and this was found when she died. Needless to say, it is priceless to me.