The beginnings of Raw Milk, Oatmeal and Honey soap.
Girl creativity. I-Cord bracelets!
Friends in Mid-Winter sunshine.
No-bake cookies made by a no-bake 15 year old boy, man.
Sunshine in a bowl. Calendula flowers finding their way into a batch of China Sun soap.
These mid-winter days have been filled with glorious, warm sunshine. I’m satisfied with the pace we’ve shared as a family…productive, yet relaxed and enjoyed. Looking at the clock at nearly 5:30 only to realize it’s still light out brings reflection that these slow, winter days are to be cherished. Soon enough, there will be long days spent outdoors, breathing deep the fragrance of new life. Each season is a gift and presents its own purpose. Lessons in finding peace through change abound. I love the gifts of seasons. So soak in these days and let the dreams of spring creep in.
Wacky weather has delayed my regular blogging, but it’s good to be back and there’s lots to catch up on!
I love snow and we just don’t get enough around here for my liking. Usually, our snowfall comes quickly, but rain is usually right on its heels. We ended up with around 8″. Then, ice came. It is so beautiful, but causes tremendous damage. So thankful that our neighbors were safe with so many big trees around them. Yards are covered in branches. So sad to see fruit trees destroyed and some favorite ornamentals. Of course, branches breaking often means loss of power. And such was the case for us for nearly two days. Creativity kicked in and a makeshift light was created from a soda fountain cup.
Before the power went out, I was able to enjoy some warm, wintry, coziness with knitting and reading. The second sock of my first pair just needs the heel turned and it will be fast-going from there! Incredibly blessed as I stay caught up on my daily bible reading.
Finished reading The Pioneer Woman‘s love story, “Black Heels to Tractor Wheels”. Now it’s on to The Help by Kathryn Stockett and I’m enjoying it immensely. The Hunger Games keeps the kids on the edge of their seats as I read it aloud to them. My Nook is getting lots of use and I love it! So great to have a selection of reads in one, easy-to-tote place.
A sweet smile greeted me on the lid of cream cheese for a Starbuck’s Chonga bagel. A perfect way to start out an all-day, once-a-month, grocery shopping trip.
This morning was brisk and cloudy, but dry. Our yard was in desperate need of chicken poo patrol now that all the snow was gone. That led to some other garden chores left undone from the fall. A productive morning and now a cozy afternoon inside. Taking the kids to see their friends’ play tonight. And that brings us up-to-date! May you enjoy the remaining winter and be warmed with plans for spring.