Well, the tree has been returned to the attic space above the garage, and the ornaments and decorations safely tucked away for another year. Things always look a little empty on un-decorating day. Even the kitchen birds remain unadorned during January and February. But that’s okay. Ready to simplify.
Also really ready to get back to reading. December’s “reading” is solely the province of audio books. I wrap gifts, decorate, bake with iPhone in pocket and earbuds in ears. Simply sitting and reading is not on the agenda.
Welcome January. Welcome fire on the hearth. Welcome a book in my hands.