But sometimes I feel like if I was shut away in a room with no windows, only a television set, I'd still know it was winter. Have you ever noticed the onslaught of television ads for diet products when the new year begins? Wow! if I used their products or followed their plans, I could lose weight and strut my stuff in front of the whole nation! And how about the Publishing Clearing House prize? All that money! Why I'd never have to set foot in the chicken house again. There'd be money to use on all the sales of 60%-70% off all those things looked over by Christmas shoppers. Maybe I'd choose a new car at a reduced end-of-the-year price, or maybe a mattress!
And last, but certainly not least, I would know it was January whenever I saw that terrible looking creature, called a cold, chasing the horrified woman down the busy street! Just another sign.
Now for me, January means I've gotta work a jigsaw puzzle or two. When the Christmas decorations go, out come the puzzles. So, for the last week, while we don't have chickens, and the housework is finished, I've pretty much hibernated and stayed bent over this:
The Quilting Table
I know not everyone enjoys puzzles; I find it very relaxing and it's better than watching most TV programs.