January (As told by "He")...

It's pretty cold here in Astoria. Almost all of the Christmas decorations are down. They still have some of the lights up on the street, but it's not as bright and shiny as it used to be. For whatever reason, our lobby still has the Christmas tree up...let's see how long that lasts.

In other news, we acquired a new addition for our living room - a walnut-colored wooden curio that we found one weekend while driving around. It happens to match all our other furniture, and will hold some of the collectibles that we had scattered around the apartment. It looks good so far. Little by little, we are turning the place into a home. It's great to have a story behind a lot of the pieces we've bought.

We've also taken to having dinner at home instead of going out as much. While there are wonderful restaurants and bakeries in our neighborhood, sometimes it's more relaxing to unwind at home. The fiance discovered several grocery stores nearby and has made several very tasty dishes. It's a great way to end a long day at the office. We should do these kinds of things as often as we can, as life will probably not stay at such a comfortable pace for long.

Sometimes I enjoy life when it moves quickly, but most of the time, I'd rather take it slow. We'll see how the rest of this month plays out!

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