It occurs to me that I haven’t shown you our winter mantel yet.
This year is pretty similar to last year. The snowshoes, the candles, the antlers, the lantern.
But there is one new addition.
Courtesy of Matt.
I’m not sure why this has to go on the mantel.
Apparently, back in high school when instant messaging was just getting going (oh Lord, I just did the math and that was 20 years ago… holy moly), Heino was Matt’s avatar.
I don’t think Matt was a particular Heino fan. I’m not sure he’s even heard his music. Don’t ask me to decipher the mind of a teenage boy.
Somehow, his oldest brother remembered this, and when he saw this autographed Heino album in a thrift store the other week, he bought it for Matt.
And now it’s on our mantel.
Fortunately, spring is almost here, so I’ll be redecorating soon and the winter mantel (along with Heino) can move on.
In the meantime, I leave you for the weekend with Heino, a Hit Medley. You’re welcome.
Who else’s partner “helps” with decorating around the house? Do you remember IMing with your friends–way back before texting? Better yet, do you remember your avatar? Do you collect vinyl (despite appearances, we do not)? Is anyone a Heino fan?