Sunday, January 8, 2017

Cozy Winter Weekend

I've been trying to be more conscious of being in the moments of my life, of putting the phone down and doing what I'm doing. I'm not always successful, because sometimes I just get stuck in a social media time-suck and emerge from the other side with a "What? What happened?" look on my face. But I try.

This weekend was perfect for enjoying little moments. It started with a Saturday snow storm. We only got a few inches of snow, but it was cold and windy and a great day to stay inside. We took down all of the Christmas decorations last weekend, and this weekend we hauled them up to the attic. We shoveled snow, we lit a fire in the fireplace, I baked cookies (chocolate chip but with butterscotch chips instead of chocolate), my sister practiced her hand-lettering and calligraphy, my mom and dad cooked up a pot of soup--it was all just so very cozy and delightful. Sunday morning we had a big breakfast, I finished my crossword puzzle (!!), and I made gravy and meatballs for dinner (I rarely cook, so when I do I feel like it's worth a mention). 

I didn't take any pictures, because I think if you're trying to embrace hygge you don't stop to take photos. But this afternoon, when I was taking pictures for my next post, the setting sunlight was coming through the curtains in just such a way that I had to snap a photo.

This was at about four this afternoon. I know I'm in the minority, but I do so love the early sunsets of winter. I feel that if you look at things as a thing of beauty you forget the negatives that go along with it (like my aching back from shoveling snow and lifting heavy boxes of Christmas decorations).

I'm off to crochet a bit before I tuck in for the night. Have a good Monday!


  1. i'm quite bad at getting sucked into social media, but the worst one with me is playing a silly game on my phone as I'm watching TV. Last night I made myself put down my phone and picked up a colouring book instead. 3 hours later I was still colouring!

  2. That sounds like the perfect weekend! I tend to get sucked into social media too... it's difficult to resist!



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