We received a fresh blanket of snow yesterday. For some reason it hasn't lost it's charm yet for me. John and I were busy tracking the storm for a few days before it hit us. He loves the weather. While we waited for the storm we read about the coldest inhabited (year round) city in the world.
Today we've been making things (a stove out of cardboard boxes), tents in the basement for camping, and some cookies (of course). All of this is accompanied by pots and pots of tea. Right now I'm drinking a lovely Blood Orange tea made of dried apples, oranges and rose petals. Fabulous!
Of course Arthur is growing so fast. He needed a new pair of booties - ones that stay on. So I cast on and went to work. Unfortunately there is no pattern. But perhaps some day soon.
I'm reading "A Spoonful of Sugar" by Brenda Ashford, Britain's oldest living nanny. My sister said it was good but I LOVE it! It is so sweet and endearing. I love her perspective on children. She says that her book is not meant to be a "manual" on how to raise children but I'm gleaning little bits of golden advice nonetheless. And boy, could mommies use them now and again.
And a bit of bunting was made this week for the mantle - a winter bunting in blues and whites and gray. Perfect for this season.