I almost forgot about a January Goodbye post and will hurry to slip this one in before midnight.
Tomorrow I'll turn the first page of the 2019 Kevin Dodds calendar. It seems like only yesterday that I closed the 2018 calendar.
As usual the beginning of a new month meant a few changes on my kitchen shelves, always something I enjoy doing, and the very last bloom of amaryllis 'Caprice' lasted a long time in a juice glass away from the sun in the big window.
One book that I've enjoyed every night before bed is this day book by one of my very favorite authors, Richardson Wright, editor of House & Garden from 1914 to 1950.
I try to buy his old books as I can and I dearly love day books so this one has been such a pleasant surprise. As many of his books that I have that were written while he was with the magazine, it was only in this one, published after he retired, that I learned he was an Episcopalian lay preacher. There's been a little gem on almost every page.
RH has been busy working this month but managed to do a day of yard work last weekend on a mild day, transplanting a few small trees to better locations and digging up one of the two butterfly bushes in the back garden and moving it to a front bed for more room for both of them to spread.
He also hung the new coat rack above, a sweet bargain from our trip to Goodwill for under $5. When I spotted the Smith & Hawkin label on the back I knew it had to be quality. It gives him space for gloves and knitted hats in the cubbyholes.
He also found two half-price things at Costco in the January clearance and brought them home hoping I'd like them.
Would I like this green ceramic olive oil jar? Be still my heart!
This porcelain cookie jar not only had the best chocolate cookies in it, it's now a great jar for homemade treats!
I'm still using cranberries from my freezer, making three loaf cakes of Orange Cranberry bread from an old recipe in Romantic Homes magazine that was amazing, pictures forgotten, but twice making this simple apple-cranberry crumble with oat topping that was so very good!
Our precious James Mason is doing better, we hope and pray. Time will tell. This last week has been devoted to him.
His little sister has gotten her share of attention too. This has been dachshund week, just can't keep our hands off them!
I am afraid the sofa is now off limits to them, their stool taken away and the sofa forbidden even for BreeBree. Dachshunds backs are just not made for jumping, even though they like to fly like the birds.
I'm publishing this with no proof reading because they are both letting me know that it is time to go night night, so forgive any errors, please.
Goodnight to all, goodnight to January!