I hope everyone has enjoyed the holiday season. For me, it's all about the preparation. I love to bake, so I do a lot of it and then wonder I made so much. I do this every, single year. No one complains though, but as Mother, I know we are eating way too much sugar. I love how warm and cozy my home feels all decked out with winter and Christmas decor. I dread taking it down. I really have to find a way to make my home feel the same way for the remainder of the winter months. My amaryllis bloomed a few days after Christmas, but that's okay. Isn't it gorgeous?! Also included is a picture of my tree and the light over my dining table. I really love decorating both every year. The last photo is of my wee black cat, Sooty in a very weird pose. Even my other kitty seems to be looking on in disbelief as to how he got his body into such a contorted position. Happy New Year Everyone!