It's the first day of the New Year . . . and it's just a wee bit nippy. The wind was howling like mad throughout the night. Wild wind. The tall fir trees looked like they were wrestling with each other. This morning the sun is a blinding blaze in a cloudless ice-blue sky. The temperature is hovering at 26 degrees. Thick socks with furry-lined boot slippers are the order of the day. Oh how I love my MUKLUKS. I'll be steaming up lots of hot chocolate today too. Because the high is expected to be only slightly above freezing. There's no snow in the forecast--but no doubt about it, Winter is here.
In like a lion. . . Roar.
We had a lovely peaceful Christmas with family big and small. Good food, fun and games, sleepovers and sweet surprises. I'm making potato cheese chowder today, with homemade bread, to warm us.
And hanging up new calendars! This one is from Susan Branch. I'm so happy she keeps making these wonderful hand-written watercolor calendars. There's a little "coffee corner" in my kitchen next to my fridge where it fits perfectly. (I'll be counting down the days until Part III of the "Fine Romance" series is completed.)
Stepping outside onto the side porch to test the cold. Yep. It's colder than it looks. About 30 degrees at this point. Back inside I go . . .
OK. That's better. I'm thankful for a cozy house. With lots of wool blankets scattered about to wrap up in. And with more wool projects on the way. Yay!
We are all tucked in here, nice and snug. Enjoying the season. Puttering. Perhaps it's time to go boil some potatoes.
Happy New Year everyone!