We have spent most of this New Year's Eve Day closing up the camper
in preparation for our January trip home!
All of Christmas is down, packed and loaded ready for us to leave in the morning after our coffee.
It's been a cold, dark, rainy day here at the RV park.
I actually LOVE cold, dark, rainy days!
While I took most of the decorations down - and all of the colored lights -
I ADDED a strand of white lights here over the kitchen window.
I kept the winter white cool LED lights over the bed for now.
It just looked too pretty to take down!
The Christmas wired paper ribbon is gone.....
but the LIGHTS remain......a little to Louis Dean's dismay!
I'm also keeping the winter garland over this window.
How can Louis Dean argue with keeping a WINTER garland up??
He really is such a good sport about all my 'debris' as he calls it!
My chickens are back!!
I've missed them!
However, I have kept that
LARGE tiny area of counter space to the left of the sink free and clear!
I took Lucy for a walk and we both enjoyed it!
Dark, misty and subdued.
Good for a bit of reflecting while I walked.
2012 is all but over.
2013 is stretching out before us.
We'll close out the year here.....and head home for the first week of the New Year.
We will see family and catch up with everyone 'back home' before returning.
I have many things to write in my Country Diary tonight -
recapping the year with its highs and lows....
challenges and victories.....
struggles and failures.....
accomplishments and successes.
I have much for which to give thanks.
Louis Dean and I are closing out our 8th New Year's Eve together.
I am so blessed!