I found this photo of the Washington woods in June. So green and juicy, right? June WILL come again.
The sky is SO blue today. Sunshine definitely makes everything seem light and cheerful. I still do not feel like racing around the house, tidying and cleaning surfaces. I was out and about this morning. Birdie, Miss Bug, Kelli and I went to the bookstore. The girls loved it. We used to take our kids to the bookstore just for fun. What if bookstores go the way of the Dodo? What will we do? I did not buy myself any books. Shocker! We enjoyed a beverage at the adjoining Starbucks. Long ago, before I was a school teacher, I worked at that very same Starbucks. Hated it. I LOVED drinking iced passionfruit tea with girls I love today. We drove through the drive-thru and bought chicken and then I dropped them off at their house and went to the grocery store. The most exciting things I bought at the grocery store: bubble bath, Almond Roca (half off!), and chocolate biscuits like the ones Louisa eats when Doc Martin tells her she needs to lose her baby weight. I also bought meaty things for the guys to eat at a meeting I'll go to tomorrow morning (Bill, too). I'm going to get up early and make sausage rolls. Yum. I am going to put bacon wrapped wieners in the crock pot tonight. Right now the crock pot is full of pea soup and it smells very good. Kelli's family is coming for dinner tonight and it's soup and bread, veggies, dip, and strawberries. I also bought the girls shelled pistachios, a treat!
Millie stays while they go to music class. We cuddle on the sofa (and I try to stay awake).
Isn't it a wonder that we managed to fit all of the holiday fun into our ordinary days? How did we have time for that? Ha!
Right now I think I will make a mug of hot chocolate, try a few chocolate biscuits, and wrap up in a down comforter for a wee rest. It's sunny outside but still January-cold.
I wish YOU some warm and cozy, fat and happy. (HUGE HUG!)