I've spotted the first signs of life in my garden! I planted lots of spring bulbs last fall, hoping that at least a few of them would escape being eaten by the squirrels. I was very happy to see the first of them poke their heads up above the ground this week.
I've also suffered my first appliance death of the year. When I plugged the iron in this week the red light came on to show there was a connection, but the iron didn't actually get hot. This is not the kind of malfunction one can overlook in an iron, so into the garbage it went. A new one has been ordered.
I washed several of my new couch cushions this week for the first time. It was when I went to iron them that I discovered the iron didn't work. I won't go into the details about why I had to wash the cushions, but I will say this much. Our cat has used up eight of its nine lives in one go.
I've also finished my first knitting project for 2015. It's the Dicey Highland Hat, a fun pattern from Jenjoyce Design.
It was an interesting social experiment, standing in front of our cottage taking selfies of me wearing the hat. People driving by tended to stare. Imagine that!
Finally, here's my first picture of Cultus Lake for 2015. I love the way the late afternoon light is shining on the lake.
How about you? Do you have any January firsts?