I'm standing on the backporch ringing the dinner bell (we used to do that down South) to get everyone's attention. Ringalingaling......the winner of yesterday's comment drawing is... Elizabeth from The Shabby Romantic. CONGRATULATIONS, Elizabeth!! Please email me your address, and the little faux crystal ornament will be on it's way. You guys run, don't take time to walk, to your favorite magazine stand and find the latest issue of "Romantic Country". Her beautiful home is featured there, in the magazine, not at the magazine stand:), and I promise you won't be disappointed.
It was a ton of fun to put all the names of the "commenters" into a bowl (sorry the picture is blurry and supposed to be here NOT up there) and draw a name. I could hardly stand the excitement as I waited for the "official winner picker" to draw a name so I could see who would be chosen and I appreciate each one who took time to comment. It looks like the majority vote was for the lights to stay in the fabric, and so I thought after Valentine's day, I'll probably be changing the look up a bit for Spring (my all time FAVORITE season), but until then, the lights and candles and any other thing I can coax into sparkling and shining, are so comforting on these long Winter evenings. See the very first sparkling picture at the top...I wanted it here, Oh well, sigh... Karla, Martha, anyone?...help!
However, that brings me to the last thing I wanted to tell you. What I LOVE about January. Every year after Christmas has passed, I start to pay attention more closely to when it begins to get dark. Already, I can tell that it is starting to stay light a wee bit longer. Where we live, it is still fairly light now by 5:45 p.m. Just a few short weeks ago, it was dark closer to 5:00 p.m., and I'm celebratin' that fact, WOO HOO, by telling all of you! That friends, is my favorite thing about January. I really do, feel a little flutter of excitement in my chest, each time I notice it. Of course, I suppose my family may get tired of hearing me say, "Look, It really is staying light longer!! See!?"
I'm curious. What is your FAVORITE thing about January?
Have a fun day! Just incase you couldn't tell, I amused myself with all the font, bold, italics thingies today! And once again, thank you for taking time to comment yesterday! and today for that matter;)