January 21, 2024
Monday, January 8: Time to pack away the Christmas décor for another year, including these figurines that one of Mr. Karen’s aunt gave us the year she celebrated the holiday at our house. Though Department 56 collectible figurines aren’t really our style, we’ve held on to them and display them most years. She obviously put thought into which ones to get us, and seeing them reminds us of her and family celebrations.
Tuesday, January 9: You know it’s a good snow day when there’s a snowcat driving down the street.
Wednesday, January 10: Snowy day on the top of the ski mountain.
Thursday, January 11: Still working on packing up Christmas, but we will be leaving these lights and the ones strung inside up to provide cheer throughout the winter.
Friday, January 12: When it’s too cold and windy to ski (most of the lifts were closed for safety) but you need to go get the mail in the village, you bundle up and still wear ski goggles for comfort’s sake.
Saturday, January 13: Another day of not skiing. Instead I drove down to town to meet up with a friend.
Sunday, January 14: Second one of these laundry drying racks I’ve broken (yes, I overloaded them). I put rope around this one when it was new to avoid the previous breakage mode, where one of the joints at the top of the leg gave way due to the legs splaying out, which worked except this time the leg itself snapped. Guess I need to get two of them so I can split the load? Or find a sturdier option, but if that exists it’ll be more than I want to spend.
On this date in 2003 to 2023: No journal entries. Guess January 21st just hasn’t been good for writing for some reason. All the more reason to get this one done and posted.