It has been a relaxing and cold new year so far. Freezing temperatures all week have killed my tomato plants but then having tomato plants survive all year long is abnormal anyway. It snowed on New Year's Day and I made the obligatory snowman. The last time I made one was around 6 years ago.
The snow was gone by noon except for some shady areas. My rain buckets keep freezing over every night which really confuses the dogs when they try to drink out of them in the morning. My motivation to go out to my property and clean was very low so I opted to stay in and do the usual laundry, cleaning, watching Cesar Milan and trying to train my dogs to walk properly behind me. I'm not a very good pack leader. I took them out individually and they did alright. As a group they are pretty unruly.
Besides just taking it easy this long weekend, I did color my hair and do some more painting in the bathroom. I am the slowest painter in the world. I'm just dabbing at it with a brush instead of really attacking it with drop cloths and rollers. I have one more day left. Maybe I will suddenly get an urge to paint. I must say, the more I paint, the better it looks. You would think that would motivate me. It would feel great to cross that chore off my list.