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!