As I sit here and type this morning all of this beautiful snow has disappeared because it's raining. Never fear though, we are returning to winter weather and possibly more snow. Phew. Winter is my favorite season, although I am partial to autumn. January snow for me is ideal, the cold temperatures create light fluffy flakes that swirl around. When you step onto new fallen snow, it squeaks from the chilly weather. Perfection. We have gained almost 15 minutes of daylight since the winter solstice, can you see the difference?
I like how the days stretch out with having both kids home for break. If I'm honest, I could tell you all about the messy book piles that are everywhere-game controllers and all sorts of pens, notebooks and computers with their cords lying about in the corners of my family room. However, since the holiday decorations have been packed up and put away, I've felt better with my lived in house. The care free days of school breaks are coming to a close this week. I've penciled out the last menu plan for a family of four. I have been earmarking meals for two this week, some new to try out and add to the rotation.
I've finished another hat (I'll share tomorrow). I'm happily knitting on a shawl with lots of simple rows in between a bit of lace detail. I know I will be knitting this shawl pattern again, it's fun. This weekend there was much laughter watching episodes of Mystery Science Theater. We also piled into the car for a country drive to another town to shop at an art store-Oh the pen selections!! and a visit to a bookstore, inhaling that lovely scent of coffee and print.
How was your weekend?