Although we did nothing out of the ordinary for New Year’s Eve, and were in bed before midnight, we were awakened by gunfire just past 12 am. Some in our neighborhood seemed to have their own way to celebrate. Because it was about 30 degrees outside, there seemed to be less gunfire, or at least for less time, than past years. Or, maybe the police really have taken more guns off of the streets.
We were up at our usual time this morning. The morning was beautiful, though very cold, with bright sunshine. Terry vacuumed while I read books. In the afternoon I delivered empty cardboard boxes to a friend of 20+ years who is planning to move to Arizona. She and her husband have found a place in Prescott that makes them happy. They will have to pack up a two-story, 4-bedroom home with a 3-car garage so every box helps.
After the box drop off, I did a little shopping. Yes, what a way to start the New Year–at the grocery store. I was close to Sprouts Market where I get the sunflower seeds that my backyard critters love, so I stopped in there and found that others had the same idea–use New Year’s Day to grocery shop. The place was crowded. I grabbed the sunflower seeds and headed home. I had to make this purchase as the birds and squirrels have devoured my stock of seeds this past week. Maybe it’s the cold weather that’s causing them to be so hungry.
We are continuing to do some chores and I will have to do more grocery shopping tomorrow as our kids are arriving on Saturday when we will celebrate our son-in-law’s birthday. I’m fixing his favorite foods–nachos, bruschetta, and coca cola. A new year begins.