Monday, 6 February 2012
We have enjoyed a bonus 3 day weekend here at the Boo Bear shed. With the Boos off because of a TTD and DBB struggling with his bad back on Friday we have been hibernating a little.
Time to enjoy an unexpected step back into winter, with the - temps we have had. Rather than fight it with thoughts of spring and gardening dreams, I decided to go with it. Enjoying little comforts and trinkets where I have found them over the past few days.
Warm mulled wine to ease away the cold and troubles of the day. Found a unopened box of mulled wine sachets the other night, whilst preparing tea. Found a couple of bottles of red wine and thought why not? So made up a big pan found an orange in the fruit bowl that survived Christmas and was still fresh and juicy! and there you go a nice warming drink. DBB appreciated the unexpected treat as he was suffering with his back.
Candle light. Nothing like it I have been lighting candles everywhere downstairs, safely though I might add. Little rainbow coloured tea lights flickering like little fairy lights on a Christmas tree. To wonderful scented candles in glass jars, creating warmth and rosy hue.
Blankets play a part too in the whole snuggling scene, a good film and candle light = Contented me.
Homemade spicy lentil soup has been a comfort too. A little coriander on top with lots of pepper. Mm mm yum. I could live on soup I think.
In the daylight hours there has been some mosaic crafting for the girls. A Christmas present they unearthed on Friday and had them busy for hours on both Friday and Saturday. Wow who would of thought it. A good present as Boo who has short supply of both attention and temper was happy to go at her own pace and stick here and there until a pretty fairy emerged.
Of course for me there has been craft of the woolly kind, as and when I felt up to it. This cold spell has played havoc with my joints. With my right hand falling victim this time affecting my wrist making simple things difficult.
So a good time to perhaps catch up with blogs or books take your pick. Disappearing into a different reality to be scared, amazed or just comforted.
Feeling my girls excitement at this years first snowfall, watching it come down alone in the dark after they tire and find other things to do. Watching this silent natures display and wondering why I find it still so magical and soothing when I hate it after the first day! But never really wanting to grow out of its sparkling spell. And although the snow fell for a fair few hours late Saturday afternoon until mid evening, most of it had disappeared by Sunday morning and its all but gone now.
Dancing in the dinning room to Glen Miller's In The Mood before Sunday lunch. Glad that I love all sorts of music and wonder how others that don't like music or not that bothered by it fail to see its creativity and beauty. Luckily DBB is used to my mad behaviour and flights of fancy!
Finding old favourites in a cupboard and now they grace my back wall in the living room. Much to La la's confusion. "But you took them down and put them away now you want them up again?" She enquired. Yes I said but it was well over a year and a half ago. So it's nice to have them back in the room again. I have always had a thing for cherubs and have a few pictures of them in the attic. Maybe one day they will grace us with their cute presence again.
A lovely long weekend. Full of comfort and lovely things. Even though there was a bit of suffering with joints and backs. Ahh well a new week beckons, and there is an eighth birthday afoot. A little blondie girly has been getting a tad bit excited. I think there might be baking at some point this week.
Well if nothing else is set in stone in this life there should I always think be cake.....................
Posted by Paula lalaboo