Sunday, January 1, 2017

Oranges and Eggs

 Happy New Year!  I found some bright happy photos with which to wish you a lovely 2017.
I chose the one above and the one below because my sister and I were Facebook chatting this morning and we decided oranges and eggs are good things to eat in January.  Do you think so?
 Today it was 50 degrees.  Bill grilled bratwurst outside on the patio.  On Wednesday it's supposed to snow and be 26 degrees.  Colorado weather is like that.  
Meanwhile, I'll dream of green grass and butterflies.  I DO like winter though.  I'm not wishing it away.
 We can force bulbs.  Hyacinths smell pretty. 

The lilacs will be worth waiting for and I find this time of year inspiring in regard to garden planning.  Do you?  We're going to order new dirt and I'm  thinking I would like flax, phlox, basket of gold, lots of poppies, more hollyhocks, and some new roses.  
I washed our fleecy sheets and I can't wait to crawl into bed tonight.  
Oh!  You might want to pop over to Susan Branch's blog and read about the convent she visited.  What a wonderful group of women!  They make beeswax candles among many other things.  I ordered some for candlelit winter evenings.  Oh, I'm making myself sort of sleepy.  
And now the holidays are over.  Wait.  Soon it'll be Valentine's Day.  Heart shaped sugar cookies.  Boxes of chocolate.  Pink. Red. Yippee!
Today Kelli's family came for lunch and we mostly snuggled on the couch, tickled backs, played with hair, talked and laughed.  It was lovely.  
I ordered some Jane Austen mitts (red) from my friend Danette's Etsy shop (FrontPorchKnits).  I think I'm going to have a manicure and choose red polish to match the lacy mitts.  I'll take a photo.  Danette has already sent them and I can't wait to try them on!
I'm going to make a video of my new swift as I wind yarn.  Now that the holiday busyness is past I can hunker down with yarn and needles.

Thank you for popping by to say hello.  


27 comments:

Marcie said...

Love the color and light of your photos, dear Pom. Yes, oranges are lovely this time of year. We have been nibbling on "cuties" recently!

I do not usually make a big deal of Valentines Day, but perhaps this year I shall! You make it sound wonderful!

Happy New Year, my friend!

Granny Marigold said...

Oh I am planning and dreaming of Spring too. Wondering how many perennials will have succumbed with our unusual weather and what I'll replace them with.
Now I must go check out the beeswax candle ladies.

happywonderer.com said...

A very Happy New Year to you and yours. The only garden planning we are doing for January is pruning our apple tree and pear tree. Hope you have a great first week of 2017!

Debbie Harris said...

Orange is such a happy color,not to mention the fragrance being one that puts a smile on your face.
I just had a boiled egg and an orange for breakfast this morning so I guess they are good to eat in the winter. Ha!

Have a terrific week~

Elizabethd said...

Hyacinths are the best thing to have around in the chilly Winter. Their scent seems to enliven the dullest day.

Wood Fairy said...

i just bought a very bright orange scarf which will also work as a sarong for holidays - orange is a cheery colour and spiritual too. I have a cold bug - we all have - not a good way to start New Year. It's sunny here. I read Susan's post - so much better than her recent political deviation I thought - the post stirred a rusty memory of my own visits to a convent as a small child but I'm not sure where or why :D

Fat Dormouse said...

Wishing you, all all you love, a peaceful (please, God!) and happy 2017.

Melanie said...

I was given a bag of tangerines at Christmas and they are so sweet! I sure miss seeing lilacs. They are my favorite flowers and bring back such nostalgic memories! Have a blessed week.

Julia said...

Orange and eggs are good food for sure. Spring is still so far away for us and December has been a very snowy month this past year.
On to 2017. Wishing you a very Joyous New Year.
Hugs,
Julia

ML Brinkley said...

Hi, Pom Pom! Happy New Year! Did I ever tell you that your blog looks like perpetual spring! The photos are so bright and colorful and those oranges look delicious! I hopped over to Susan Branch's site and was quite taken in by the visit to the convent. I might have to order some of those candle myself! Wishing you a wonderful, happy, safe, healthy 2017 -- and yay! we are free of politics for anothe 4 years -- I hope.

happyone said...

Your weather sounds just like ours here in western Md.
I like winter too.
I love those little oranges and I've been eating some too. : )

Kit said...

I so love that you said, I do not want to wish Winter away. So many folks get all cranky after the holidays and all they talk about is summer and heat and then I wonder, what are you going to do with all those cold months until? You have the right idea, knit and sip tea. I will read and watch old movies and plan my new kitchen look. :) Happy New Year! Kit

Julie said...

Happy New Year dear Pom Pom - just catching up on your posts. Your oranges look like I could just reach into the screen & pick one out!!! Yes I have been burning lots of candles too x x x

Farm Girl said...

We will have rain more than sun this week!!! I thought about you not liking sun shining days. I am with you. I think Jan. should be rainy and cold and dark. Perfect for sewing. I hope you get to spend lots of times with your knitting needles. I love all of the bright colors you had today. I know I will love your video. I can't wait. Tata for now.

Gumbo Lily said...

Oranges and Eggs -- I think it's good January food. I'm getting 23-24 eggs a day right now. I always look forward to the fresh crop of citrus. I'd like to get a big box of Arizona Citrus soon. I might.

It's fun to think of what we might plant in our gardens when the winter is deep. It's just -3* here tonight and more cold yet for the entire week. 'Tis winter!

Cat Lover said...

Hi Pom Pom, it sounds like you have been enjoying Time with your family. What interesting weather you have!
I really look forward to Spring . I love lilacs too.
Have a great week.

magsmcc said...

Hello, indeed. We've just checked the boys' calendar and they don't go back until Thursday! A gift for everyone tied up in warm bed sheets and late breakfasts! I'll steal out to work a little after Prince Charming, and steal back in when the sun is well up, and they should be dressed! Maybe I'll leave them oranges to eat on the x-box controllers...

GretchenJoanna said...

I've been ordering candles from those nuns for years and can testify to their quality. Beeswax candles are heavenly...

New dirt will be a treat for all your plants, old and new - and for you, the gardener, when you get your hands into it. Nice!

Happy 10th Day of Christmas, Pom Pom! XO

Gloriade said...

Tickles and snuggles and red Jane Austen mitts...makes me think of "raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens"... it sounds like a lovely way to begin a new year.

Jennifer Hays said...

NIce to see such happy, bright photos in a cold, dark season. I think you're getting the same storm we'll have by the end of the week. I'm really hoping for a little snow this time. Happy New Year to you and your family!

Kim said...

Shh....did you say Valentine' Day?? I have just got over Christmas. =) Love those pretty blue eggs. I love snuggling up in Winter, 'tis so very cosy. It is always fun planning a Spring garden; your flowers of choice so pretty....love, love, love Hollyhocks! Enjoy all those snuggles.

Lisa Richards said...

Why do I get such a feeling of excitement when you mention knitting? LOL! I would LOVE to knit and read and do all of those lovely cozy things...but then I end up spending too much time online and the day is over. I have to get used to this retirement thing and learn to get balanced! The Susan Branch blog sounds intriguing. (Oh. More online time.) You are such an inspiration, my enthusiastic friend! Your upbeat posts are satisfying to read. Thank you!

Lisa Richards said...

Oh my goodness! I loved visiting the convent! I want to live there! Or, at least, order something from their shop. That was the most captivating post! Thanks for sharing it, Pom. I'm going to put the link on my blog, too. :)
http://www.susanbranch.com/2016/12/a-tour-of-the-holy-nativity-convent-new-years-eve-2016/

Attic Clutter said...

Hi POM..:)
aw thanks on my Valentine angels..
love the fun post..such pretty pics :)
hugs,Patty

Gigi said...

HI Pom! Your Christmas and New Year look fun and happy. Love your pretty new quilt! And the garland your mom sent is so cheery and cute! I have teddies and fairy lights in my bedroom too -- isn't it good to be old enough for second childhood and not really caring too much about 'grown up' style house decor 😄?!
Warmest blessings to you and yours! ❤️✨❤️

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Love the bright colors of the pictures of the oranges and eggs! Happy hues to brighten the days, I eat an orange and lots of eggs each day, love my chickens that work hard to lay eggs, even in the winter! Your yarn projects sound wonderful, and special family memories together are the best! Hugs to you today :)

M.K. said...

An egg nearly every morning, yes ma'am!! And oranges are super healthy in winter time. We have them often at my work with the kids. We've had some warmer days and I'm thinking of spring and gardening too :)

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