It was so warm yesterday we had the doors wide open. It's good to get clean fresh air in the house this time of the year. I even did a little painting and staining work outside too.
We started this new year with a beautiful sunrise on new Year's morning--soft fog, the sun glimmering through the trees.
No visitors for New Years Day, for the first time since I can remember, so we are still waiting for our first footer. It was another mild day so we were outside again, Larry working on cleaning ditches and I was picking up scattered bits and just enjoying it.
Dinner was a twist on the traditional. We had scalloped ham and potatoes with cheese and onions, cabbage cooked with lots of butter (and money in it, of course), glazed carrots and cranberry sauce. It was delicious. Talk about comfort food!
Two pieces of furniture I'd finished up were sold on Facebook before I even got them to a booth, so I delivered one of them on New Years Day. A sign of things to come this year? I hope so. The first was this wardrobe; I gave it a coat of black paint and Special Dark wax, and changed the dull knobs to glass ones for some sparkle. A lady remembered having on like it that belonged to her father and now it is headed to her home.
Another friend saw my photo of the little stool I was working on, and wanted it. More sanding and Special Dark wax and it was ready to go. I delivered it on New Year's Day.
New Years also saw several eBay sales, another nice way to start the year. I added a few new listings too, like this set of Imperial bread plates, and a retro Home Interiors candelabra. eBay continues to provide a steady source of extra income for us. Nice when you're retired!
We ended the day with a movie, a fire, and our feet up. All around, a nice start to a new year. I am hoping this year is as good to us as the last one was and I wish the same for you.
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