I know that in the past, I've told you how I find this time of year so hard to take. The excitement of the holidays is only a distant memory, and taking stock of our lives in the past year often disappoints with unfullfilled resolutions (still haven't lost that extra 20 lbs.!). My birthday comes towards the end of the month, but that's quickly becoming something I don't really want to remember. And I just need spring.
So whenever I feel as though I could use a mental health boost, I try to spend a few minutes sitting in the sun on this sofa, reading and enjoying my morning tea. The sun just pores through this window, and often there are small birds hopping from branch to branch in the shrubs outside. A nice way to start the morning.
Here are some books I got for Christmas. My family knows that I love books, especially decorating books, so there are always a few under the tree at our Little Red House.
So if the sun is shining, chances are this is where you'll find me.
I think I'll go make another cup of tea!