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Ten on Tuesday | The Bright Spots.

…this week, Carole’s asked us to share things we do to make winter less bleak. It doesn’t get nearly as cold here as it does in other places; snow and ice make rare appearances. But January here is often dark and chilly wet. I snapped the photo above yesterday afternoon (stopped at a red light 🙂 on my way to class. Black and white straight out of the camera – in the middle of the afternoon! – is pretty bleak. So for me, this list is all about the bright spots – finding or making them!

  1. Candlelight, especially when it’s Thymes Frasier Fir.
  2. A fresh pedicure (hopefully Thursday).
  3. Red lipstick.
  4. A smile.
  5. January birthday celebrations (I’m fortunate to share in two – one for Katie and one for my sister – just three days apart at the end of this month.)
  6. Fresh flowers on the kitchen counter.
  7. Beach trip plans (sadly this isn’t in the cards for this year…maybe next?)
  8. Fresh oranges with greek yogurt and almonds for breakfast.
  9. A cozy fire (with knitting and a glass of red wine).
  10. Storytime with my favorite little boy (who is four months old today!)

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