Wednesday, January 25, 2017

January Rudolph Day Recap

January - Tie Up Loose Ends (gather ideas and organize your Christmas notebook)

I definitely had loose ends to tie up.  As I went around the house, this is what I found.

Top row:  Gingerbread House Kit that Vic and I were going to make - since we don't plan to eat it, I'll save it for next year - and December flags still hanging on the racks
Bottom row:  The tins that hold ornament hooks,spare bulbs, and other bits and pieces and the basket of Christmas cards waiting to be put into an album
I didn't miss them in the Great Christmas Pack-Up, I just left them where they were for one reason or another or no reason at all.  Maybe I knew Tie Up Loose Ends was coming and wanted to save something to do!  Anyway, all of the items are now secured in the Christmas Room and tackling that will be my January Rudolph Day ongoing project.  I need to reorganize some totes - I seemed to have collected a variety of totes in different sizes and shapes and colors and I'd really like to streamline things so that Christmas goes in one size/shape/color, kitchen in another size/shape/color, etc.  It will certainly make moving and storing and finding things a whole lot easier.

I also figured out the perfect storage for my round table centerpiece - one of the decorative boxes that was just sitting empty on a shelf.

The January Rudolph Day Movie over at the Magical Holiday Home Forums was The Christmas Card which I love.  I could watch it over and over again.

It's on Netflix if you're a subscriber or here at Amazon if you'd like a copy for your library ($5.00 if you have Amazon Prime - what a deal).

I chose a Christmas CD to play all day and in the car when I went out.  This month's pick was Josh Groban's Noel.

Christmas reading for today and the month was Delicious magazine (appearing in Barnes and Noble after Christmas for some strange reason) and its supplement, Showstopper Puddings, and my new book, It Happened in Scotland by Patience Griffin.  Here's a teaser:

Christmas in the sleepy Scottish fishing village of Gandiegow this year is a time for quilting, patching up broken hearts, and rekindling an old flame....

As for my planner, there will be a slight delay on that post.  Vic called to say he's coming home a day early - yay!  Must have been a good inspection tour so I'm sure he's pleased all around.  Several things I had planned for Thursday have to be shuffled around so I'll be back with a planner update in a few days.

Hope you had a great January Rudolph Day!


  1. I had to go look up your new book. LOL Kilts and quilts series. Kind of pricey on Amazon, and not at my library. :( I'll have to keep my eyes open in used book store.

  2. You've reminded me that I wanna start early planning for Christmas:)

  3. You've reminded me that I wanna start early planning for Christmas:)

  4. Will definitely put The Christmas Card on my list. I love everything Josh Groban does including when he guest hosts Live with Kelly. Have a wonderful weekend, Pamela.

  5. Wow, you are really on top of things! I have put away many Christmas items but I sure do have more to go. Mostly things like snowflakes and snowmen that will stay up for awhile, plus some new Christmas items I was gifted with for Christmas and my birthday. The one thing we completely forgot was the clock which plays Christmas carols on the hour. It's simply a Thomas Kinkade winter scene so it doesn't look too much out of place!

    My own Rudolph Day was pretty useless as far as doing anything Christmas-related. Maybe today...