It's the first week of the new year and I'm still trying to sweep up needles from the Christmas tree, put away new toys, and otherwise get life back to normal. Or what passes for normal for us. Blog entries may be sparse until I can get ourselves organized and restarted. I'll leave you with a picture of my dahlia wind spinner and our house with a fresh blanket of Christmas snow. We've had a warm spell where the temperatures have risen to the upper 30s (a veritable heat wave!) so most of our Christmas snow has melted. It was a gorgeous snow fall, but I'm glad to see the bare ground again as it seems more appropriate for a fresh start to the new year.