Thursday, February 14, 2019

Love is a Hot Water Bottle

 Happy Valentine's Day to you!  Love!  Love!  Love!  
I hope you have a wonderful day of red, chocolates, tender love, and maybe flowers!

 Oh, and maybe WOOL, too! 

Do you remember a special Valentine's Day?  I remember one year when I was a teenager my mom gave me a hot water bottle.  Is there anything as cozy as a hot water bottle?  I don't think so.
God bless you, sweet lover of others.  YOU are greatly loved.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Very Cozy Stuff

Isn't butternut squash difficult to cut?  I like to buy it already prepared for roasting.  We've been eating a lot of oven roasted veggies.  Delish!
I finished a pair of thick socks (you've seen them before - in progress). 

 I finished this pair of wrist warmers before I left for Washington.  I love them.
 I watch a YouTube vlog called Tales From Cuckoo Land.  She's so fun to listen to.  She's an English mama and a maker of lovely things.  She decided because December was so busy at her house that she would designate January as a very cozy time.  January sped by for me, but I am trying to keep February peaceful and home-y.  I've moved things around, tidied surfaces, lit candles, made coffee and tea, read good books, knitted and ironed.  I've even done a little organizing. 
 Our Kelli has a lot of pets at her house (if you remember).  Well, here are two new members of the pet squad.  

I'm still enjoying using my planners.  I do my own thing.
 It's cold.  Timothy must find warm places to snuggle. 
 I try to stay up a little later each evening, but our bed beckons and soon I am snuggled under the covers.
 We've had the humidifier going nonstop and I have been wearing my slippers a lot.  Winter is like that, you know.
I'm re-reading A Circle of Quiet.  It's a very inspiring book.  I am rearranging my office so I can use the computer in there AND get cozy with most of my books.  It's a little bit like a rat's nest, so I have small plans for clearing some of the "junk" away. We'll see.

I have been huddling close to the space heater and sitting on a heated blanket.  It's that cold. Soon the sun will move and the sunshine will make our house warm again.
I'm so thankful for a cozy house, a sweet and attentive husband, kids who love us, grandchildren that grow my heart, and friends and neighbors.  Oh!  And my family in Washington.  They are all so very dear to me.
I bought a new gratitude journal.  It's pink.  I'll take a photo of it next time.
What are you thankful for right now?
My dear friend Lori just became a grandmother.  When I met her she was in high school (forty years ago).  Now she is married and has a family.  She is a teacher and A GRANNY.  I'm so happy for her.  She's one of those kindred spirits that stuck in my heart.  You know the type, right?
Thank you for reading, kind person.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Fun with Family

 Hello!  I've been up in Washington with my mom and sibs.  Look at my mom getting dinner ready for her kids!  We all sat around the table and it was very special.  Two great meals were shared.
 We all sat in a row (in order) at church the next morning and we all knelt at the communion rail together.  I'm so thankful for a very sweet time with family.

 And there were pussy willows in the neighborhood!
 Can you believe that these were blooming?  It seems way too early, even for Washington.
 Miss Bug is ten years old today!  Gasp!  We went to lunch and then to the mall for a wee shopping trip.  She's such a wonderful ten year old, so full of grace and love. 

Prince Snuggle Bug missed me.  
 I bought four packages of seeds at the grocery store the other day.  Zinnias and sunflowers!
Today it is 60 degrees.  That seems warm, but there are still piles of snow on the ground.  It's a little too early for spring anticipation, I think.
What are you up to?
I hope you are well. Thank you for visiting.