New Year’s Day in Maine

Monday, January 1

The chilly view from our bedroom window on the first day of 2018.

It wasn’t as cold as Saturday (minus 21) but the temperature was still below zero.

The view from the dining area of their kitchen – looking toward the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

How do birds not freeze to death on frigid days like this?

Diane listening to a birthday wish from one of her siblings.

We chose to stay inside and play games on this wintry day. Mark was working, so it was just the three of us.

Mark walked into the room with his right arm behind his back, then presented Diane with these pretty flowers.

Mark brought Nsimba along for the afternoon. He can easily go by their house on the way home from work, and Elizabeth was working at the pharmacy – near Mark and Diane’s house. (They were having supper with us and didn’t have to go home in two vehicles.)

Supper was roast beef and sauerkraut.

Mashed sweet potatoes.

Brussels sprouts and blueberries. (We saw the recipe for this on Home and Family when she was at our house. It was delicious.)

Hannah stayed after supper and played Golf with us.

Golf with Skip-Bo cards.


It was a good start to a new year.

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