Would you think it would be a good idea if Mother Nature did something outstanding and special to signal in the new year? You go to bed and wake up in the morning and there is no big fan fair to say "It's a whole new year!" I am not sure what I would want her to do but maybe something crazy like having a pink sky for us to wake up to or fancy once a year shaped clouds?
Are you reading this in a fully restored home environment? Is everything, old and new, all blended and tucked into the home landscape? Do you know where everything is and you can just walk up to it and remove it and put it to its correct use? Some of you may even have the "Thank You" cards prepared and maybe even sent. The Christmas tree may be history and there will not be a real tree needle to found on your property. (It's been three years since I have had a real tree and I am still finding needles on the front porch).
It is truly written in stone that the fall/winter season has arrived. Those blasted mice have declared our farm house a "center of interest and good living." Anything and everything is explored and chewed on. I would not be surprised to see a little band of mice marching across the kitchen floor headed to the cupboard or the stove. Yes, those blasted (kind word, not the real word) mice are even able to get into my Wolf range oven. It is not the safe, hide-it-all sanctuary I had thought it was.