I was recalling this post from two years ago and noting the surprising difference in our weather patterns here in 2012, considering our latest snow activity, it was clearly a different year in the making! Our New year started off very well despite a few sniffles and sore throats which seem to be lingering even still, but we are all well-settled into our new home and enjoyed a lovely Christmas season with many friends and family.
Outside my window- It's freezing rain, and very cold.
I am hearing- The sounds of my darling boys making a news cast film upstairs.
I am wearing-LLBean fleece-lined running pants (mind you I don't run) and three layers on top, a black ribbed tank, a red long-sleeved tee, and my mother's Obermeyer multi-stripe ski sweater from the 1970's (it's SO warm!!)
I am thinking about-This blog, do I or don't I????? Been pondering this for a while...
I am reading- *On the Kindle: The Adventures of Huckelberry Finn (along with Matthias) for his online class with Homeschool Connections, Middlemarch, and from the library Brideshead Revisted (as recommended by our new assistant priest) and lastly, for our mother-daughter bookclub, Life in a Jar with Violet.
From the kitchen- Two kinds of cookies, crepes for breakfast, lots of cocoa being consumed and hot tea! I've also got some yummy left-over minestrone soup for lunch.
Living a lifestyle of learning- We're exploring things with our microscope today, perusing our rock collection and enjoying this great Amazon Prime Instant video about Yellowstone in Winter!!
Living the Liturgical Year-Enjoying the season of Epiphany in the Traditional calendar and my boys are still serving masses on fridays as well as holy days and sundays.
Around the house- Taking down the Christmas tree. All but the creche is to be put away until Candlemas day.
What we are creating-Knitting my third Fisherman, this time for Seamus. He'll be 10 in March, yikes and hope to finish it well before then for him to wear while it's still cold. Also working on creating special little prayerful corners in the new house, a work in progress...
A few plans for the rest of the week- Staying cozy while it's so nasty outside!
One of my favorite things-Working out with my husband first thing in the morning before anyone is stirring. We've got a really good program going and as fitness and well-being has always been a priority for our family, it's nice that we can share that time together.
A picture thought I am sharing-
Remembering one of our favorites scones from the Christmas season, Violet's Chocolate-Peppermint Scones with Crushed Candy-Cane drizzle, oh yeah!
Enjoy the rest of your week friends, hope to be back sooner than later this next time. Many blessings to you and your family!