Saturday, January 22, 2011

On A Cold Winter's Eve

Bitter cold, quiet, dark, beautiful, dangerous. Winter.

Feeling even more appreciative of our warm home as an frigid air mass has settled over the region dropping our temps into the single digits (or just above) and wind chills well below zero. Our coldest temps since 2005 says the weatherman.

I don't mind honestly. (And I know few feel as I do!) I'm enjoying being present in this Winter season and don't have the desire to look ahead for Spring. I'm happy where I am.

While Hubby was out with one of the nephews, I spent a cozy day at home. I looked at one thing that needed to be done & did it instead of looking at All that needs to be done and getting overwhelmed so I purged and re-organized the kitchen cabinets this morning along with texting with two of my girlfriends.

I accepted my limitations and went to rest on the couch early this afternoon. I had hoped to do a little reading (the novel is pictured above) but I didn't get very far before falling asleep for a couple of hours. That enabled me to cook us a fabulous dinner of baked sweet & spicy bbq chicken legs (veggie & side) and corn bread for dinner. (After which I was exhausted again but it was well worth it!)

I read Lynne Griffin's first novel, Life Without Summer, in 2009 (you can find my Goodreads review here) and have looked forward to more from her since. I spotted Sea Escape a novel at the library on Friday and had to take it out so my re-read of The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd for our evening bookclub this coming Thursday is on hold for a few days!

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10 comments:

Tammy said...

That sounds like a great day, even though you wound up exhausted. Can't remember if I told you this, but I have RA and well know of the limitations you talk about! I tend to get mad at my RA on a daily basis, lol. Take care of yourself==you inspired me to cook today!

Brenda said...

sounds like a great day.

I am looking forward to Spring, but I so enjoy the winter. I like the cold. I love the snow, but now that I have to commute I have become a snow grinch.

I like that I have gardening catalogues on my desk to remind that the spring is coming. The best part of winter is feeling snuggly!

Jo said...

I don't remember if you told me either Tammy lol (my memory is terrible these days!) but I'm glad to know and glad I inspired you! (That's about the best compliment I can think of!)

I like the snuggly part too Brenda! I have gardening catalogs beside the bed but I haven't had the urge yet to go through them.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Sounds like a perfect cozy day - except for the exhaustion part. I like to take on single projects, too - instead of thinking about ALL of them. I'll have to go and find you on Goodreads. :) Theresa

Sue Jackson said...

Sounds like a nice weekend. Me, too, despite the cold (I didn't go out much!)

I managed to cook a nice Sunday dinner tonight, too, and am tired now...but now I have left-overs all set for tomorrow's dinner.

Good for you getting something done - what a great attitude to focus on one thing!

Sue

Judy said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend to me. I too am enjoying the moment. Usually about this time I want spring to be here in the worst way.

JessiKay89 said...

Mmm--that's my kind of day! I agree with you--I'm very much just living in the moment and appreciating the winter season for what it is. I know many are looking ahead to spring and summer, but I'm happy living day-to-day.

TeamQuickBlade said...

Sounds like a perfect day to me! except for the not being able to read much part! but even accomplishing one major thing that needed to be done is wonderful!!! sometimes i feel like i accomplish 7 different things but nothing was really done right and there are 50 more things to do! AND dinner sounded SUPER yummy! i love corn bread!!!

Lisa said...

If only I didn't have to go to work five days a week, I wouldn't mind winter at all. I think you're a lot like me in that we're perfectly content in our own homes. I have lots I enjoy doing here, I have the people I love with me--life is good in my house!

Lisa said...

If only I didn't have to go to work five days a week, I wouldn't mind winter at all. I think you're a lot like me in that we're perfectly content in our own homes. I have lots I enjoy doing here, I have the people I love with me--life is good in my house!