img_0302-2How nice was it, that we had 3 days after New Year’s to get back to life as we knew it before Christmas. We took down the tree today. I wasn’t tired of it yet, but it was drying out and it was great to have 3 helpers.  In the process of putting Christmas away, I ended up organizing the basement. I had bought some plastic bins and they are great. I also filled 4 trash bags. So now I can read all the January magazine organizing articles and have a good conscience. I hope to start some new paintings this week. In February I am having a show at the Kingston Free library.