My weekend, as I predicted on Friday, was a snowy one. And you know what? It was just about perfect.
There was snow Friday morning but it didn’t amount to much – just enough to make it a little messy when I headed out to get a haircut. It made for a good excuse to get the grocery shopping done quickly, though, and then I was able to spend the rest of the afternoon at home.
I put away Christmas and puttered around for a bit. I finished The Year of Living Danishly and was truly inspired to bring some hygge into our life in a very tangible way. It’s something we’ve always embraced, frankly, we just didn’t know it had a real name.
I mean, Friday Night Snacks. Could it be anymore hygge than that?
Saturday was the day they predicted we would get walloped with snow and they got it right this time. It started snowing in earnest right around lunch time and it never let up. On a Saturday, though, it was actually pretty sweet. Neither of us had anywhere to go and we were able to hunker down inside where it was warm.
We watched TV and read. Lit candles and gazed at the twinkle lights. Ate homemade soup and generally made the most of this excuse to be home.
It was still snowing at bedtime when I snapped this photo looking out my back door. Yes, the Christmas lights are still on. We normally would have turned them off by now but they looked so pretty in the snow that we decided to keep them on for a bit longer.
Sunday we woke up to a winter wonderland. And the news that our little town hit the snowfall jackpot with 19.5″ of the stuff. You can see our picnic table in the background there and the snow is right up to the benches. And our birdbath looks like a big old snow cake.
After breakfast Dale headed out to start cleaning up and eventually I joined him. I learned to use the snowblower and, while I’m sure it was the novelty of the whole thing, it was actually kind of fun. There’s a video over on instagram if you’d like to see me in action.
We spent the rest of the day watching football, playing cards, and hanging out. While we had originally talked about going to the movies, it was just so pleasant and cozy at home that we stayed put.
It was the ultimate winter weekend. Hygge hygge, baby.