Wishing you all a happy new year!
I just updated my sidebar date and cannot believe this is year 12 for the blog! I'm going to try to be more playful and creative this year. But I think my word for the year will be Focus. Really. I want to be more attentive to the hours, to the days. It all goes by so fast.
And I would like to be more present here on the blog.
With the cold weather, most of us are focused on warmth and comfort. I'm letting the holiday decorations linger because they do help with the deep darkness of Vermont in January. And this is the prettiest and freshest tree I've ever had.
Snow falls as I write this. So happy to be tucked inside with stitching, tea and twinkling lights.
Over the holidays, my children and grandbabies were here for a visit. What a great gift to have them filling the house with giggles, stories and activity.
And little adventures!
Wow, it was 5 degrees or something and Vince could not wait to get out into the snowy banks. We walked to the library which is right across the street. Perfect escape. Still, it was intense out there. His dad and I were ready to get right inside again, but Vince loved being out there in it. Yes, he asked if he could drive one of the junkyard lawnmowers. Don't think any of them have moved even an inch in years. First chance he gets, he will probably repair one and drive it off down the street!
Hoping you all are staying warm and keeping busy with all the things that make you happy to begin a new year. So many possibilities!
That grand old poem called winter.
~ Henry David Thoreau