I cannot believe it is already the 19th of January! Our weather is glorious ~ 65 to 70 degrees, warm and sunny, just a tad breezy. And, no rain in sight for the rest of the month (according to our weather guesser!)
Our citrus trees are producing fruit this year! We've had a lemon or two the past couple of years, and a couple of Mandarins, but they're still young trees. We have at least 15 lemons on our Meyer Lemon tree of various sizes, the Mandarin Orange tree has 6 nice sized fruits. The other two Orange trees, Washington Navel and MidKnight Valencia have buds - and they haven't dropped, so our fingers are crossed. The Lime tree though, man oh man, all it ever grows are 5' saplings with 2" thorns! All are dwarfs and in huge pots. Our big decision this year will be shall we plant them or keep them in the pots? I really should plant some beets and lettuce, maybe a few herbs now in our little hot house.
I am working on a few projects. I'm crocheting a scarf made with a cozy chenille, a tea cozy, and starting two afghans! One afghan will be my driving project. I am also getting some cards finished up and need to do some sewing repairs. My little granddaughters bring me their stuffed animals that need repairs! Maybe I should paint a "Grandma's Toy Hospital" canvas! Wee ones are so appreciative of the little things. Such a blessing! Oh, then I need to pick out a nice project so I can learn to use my serger!
Christmas is all put away. I just love leaving the tree up as long as I can. Today I brought in all of the boxes and carefully wrapped each ornament. There are so many treasures. I have some that hung on my Granny's tree, several the children made me as they were growing up and even a couple my older grandsons made for us. I love holding and remembering each memory! Under our tree is the Nativity set my Granny had under her trip for many years! I remember laying in front of the tree playing with the figures as a little girl. When my daughter was born, Granny passed it along to me. All of my children and grandchildren have played with the set! A few still have the 5, 10 and 15 cents marks with the "Woolworth" store stickers where she bought them in New York. One of the sheep and the donkey have a broken legs. Maybe I could mend them with some polymer clay?
Please remember our soldiers who are away from their families and friends serving our country. Dear Lord, please bless each one and keep them safe!
Have a glorious weekend!