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.