I sit here in my gym clothes waiting for 12:00. Why? Because I don't want to fight the "Resolutionaries" for parking space or machine time at the Athletic Club. Yes, they'll be taking up space at the gym for the next two to three weeks; this happens every year.
We de-decorated the outside of the house yesterday. It was cloudy and raw, but we figured we had a chance to get our work done before the lights were buried in any snows the season may bestow on us although frankly, I don't think we'll be getting any appreciable snow this year. I also took the opportunity to cut back the lavender, trim the dead lily fronds and the lenten rose, and re-shape the boxwoods and pieris. I'll wait to cut the liriope to the ground until March for no other reason than I just didn't feel like doing it yesterday. It's really a messy job. I also raked a few remaining leaves. It was good to get outside -- even in the raw damp and mud.
Today is cold, but beautifully sunny. A good day to take my new camera outside for a few trial photos.