This idea for an organized coat closet has been brewing in the back of mind for a while, but it was going to call for a trip to IKEA. My inner hermit must do much to mentally prepare to face such a trip into the abyss of All Things Particle Board and Assembly Required.
Thanks to IKEA's Fintorp rails and some J.C. Penney drapery rings we picked up our gloves, hats and scarves can all be stored in one handy place. I just like saying Fintorp.
I also packed away all the Christmas decorations and we got everything back up in the attic without falling or over straining. This is quite the accomplishment because the attic is way up high. I knew you would want to see this duck ornament that I bought to commemorate our first Christmas in our "Duck House."
|Look how cute he is! The duck collection grows.|
Anna, my newly turned 15 year old, has been busy, too. She finished knitting a sweater for our not-so-thrilled Little Doggie. The wearing of the sweater was preceded by a bath which added insult to injury. You can tell by his expression that he is miffed with us. He won't even look at me.
|"Come on, Little Doggie. Turn that frown upside down."|
And then I did something very fun. I ordered three books from Amazon and discovered one of my book wishes had been granted on Paperback Swap.
(If you haven't checked out Paperback Swap you really should. My favorite feature is that I can "wish" for books and once a member enters it into the system they will email me and give me the chance to order it if I still want it. You don't pay for these books, you simply send your gently used books to members thus earning points to order books you want from other members.)
I am excited about reading these. I don't make those depressing New Year's Resolutions but I think my choice of books gives you some idea of what I am thinking and hoping for the New Year.
This is my granted wish book from PBS. I don't remember where I read about it but I would like to hone my Bible study skills and this book looks like a good help in doing that.
I saw this book recommended in a flyer from BSF I knew I wanted it because I would like to focus on improving and deepening my prayer life.
I saw this book reviewed by Cindy yesterday and it struck a chord with me. I've read John's Revelation several times in the past few months and I need help making sense of it all. As an Eschatophobe (another word I really like) the eschatological bent of this book appealed to me.I've wanted this book for sometime mainly because I am a broken person and I tend to attract broken people into my life. (Are there any other kind?)
I was so worn out from all my hard work and so very hungry that I had to fix bacon, avocado, chipotle cheese sandwiches filled with thinly sliced onions, red peppers and tomatoes. Yum, yum.
I wish you all a very happy and blessed New Year and really good food all year long!