Usually I spend this last week of the year sorting through my own things: papers to toss out, messes to organize, getting ready to start the new year fresh. This year I've been going through Mom's things instead. All drawers in bedroom are cleared as is most of the closet. In a little metal trunk I found a lot of material, cloth for future sewing projects.
Oops, Emily can stay but these bags are set to go to the two local thrift stores.
Knick nacks and doodads and even a couple of my own books. I may take them round today. This will be my second trip to thrift stores and "Planet Aid" bins. And the dump.
Christmas was very sweet and peaceful. Just my son, my brother and myself. I made poached salmon and asparagus and pumpkin pie or lemon sorbet for desert. My brother bought me chocolates from a local and famous chocolate shop. They are famous for these little mice which I'm trying to keep away from the cats.
Also this giant bag of dark chocolate hot cocoa mix. Guess I'll have to have a hot cocoa party! What special treats did you all have for the holiday season? Do you do anything special between Christmas and New Years to mark the transition?
Just a side note, I am having mega trouble uploading pictures to Picasa. They get uploaded but to somewhere else on my computer. I dont understand the whole thing really. Eventually I can find them, I think in a Windows Picture program. Anyone know what this means?