It’s been a while since I wrote a regular type weekending post – probably because we haven’t had a regular type weekend in a while. And I should also say that this past weekend wasn’t regular either since it was 4 days long. Yep. We had snow days on Thursday and Friday. (For those of you keeping track that means I worked ONE day last week. ONE. I love my job but boy was that a nice way to ease into the new year after the Christmas break.
The official amount for our town was 16.5 inches and we are both super grateful for the snow blower we bought back in 2015. Dale because it makes it so much easier to move the snow and me because easier for him means I don’t have to help. Winning.
I have done a lot of hibernating since Christmas since it’s been super cold here. I mean, I know it’s winter and I accept that but regular temps around here in January are usually in the 20s. To have days and days of single digit temperatures is just really unusual and I coped by staying in as much as possible. It’s perfect for pursuing things like reading, knitting and binge watching The Crown, I will say.
Still, by Friday night cabin fever was setting in and we got our act together and went out to dinner. It was fun and good to be among people (besides each other!) again.
By Saturday, though, the cold was asserting itself and we stayed home. I read and Dale cleared more snow and we worked on our list of 18 in 2018. We talked about vacation plans and listened to music and it was good.
By evening things were very hygge around here. We had some cheese & crackers and cocktails, we played Mexican Train, and we ate homemade soup. It was lovely and cozy, especially right next to the wood stove. And yes, the tree is still up. I might be almost ready to take it down. We shall see.
Sunday morning was bacon and eggs and the paper. A little more reading. A little more journaling. And then a venture out for supplies.
We brought this little guy home with us for a bit so his parents could have some adult time in a local restaurant. It was super fun! He’s at a great stage of lots of smiles and coos right now and we loved having him all to ourselves for a while!
So, all in all a pretty great start to 2018. I wouldn’t have it any other way.