This morning we had to get the outdoor Christmas decorations down and stored, and my handyman helper and I did a bit of garden cleanup and finally got all the tomato cages and bean cage taken apart and stored. I also had him put more chain on my light box to lower it a bit. Now I can get the back ground paper up and start taking some photos. We also had the kitty litter/clay, mucky mess near the entry way cleaned up. When we had all that ice and no rock salt, as an emergency measure, Jim used kitty litter. It worked but it also turned into sticky, horribly messy clay when the ice started melting and neither Jim and I were up to shoveling that and carting it away. Thank goodness for George, the handyman coming to the rescue.
After all those and other chores were done and George left, Jim headed to the store for a few groceries and light bulbs (no more 40 or 60 watt bulbs, and maybe others, will be made after January 1st), I decided to make a broccoli cheese soup for lunch. It was delicious. Jim made a face when I told him what I was making and after he ate it, he announced "I really, really, enjoyed that". What's not to like - milk, butter, cream, chicken stock, broccoli, sharp cheddar cheese and onion.
It's dinner out tonight, so I'm taking this blogging break, then dealing with some snail mail and email before getting ready for a lovely dinner with the family and friends. It's will be a good end to a very busy but satisfying day.