It was another one for the books this week-end. Temperatures ranging from – 18’C (0’F) during the day to -38’C (-36’F) at night made the inside seem so much more pleasant than anything going on outside. Seems February is starting out the way January ended. Very cold, very sunny, very much a time to be dreaming of spring and green things soon to be growing out of this beautiful Earth of ours. I will admit, although I love winter, extremely cold winters like this year’s with little snow fall and body rocking winds make me less keen to go out and enjoy them. But we headed out every day, faces curled against the “breeze”, bodies bent running for the shelter of the woods, hands stuffed in mittens, stuffed in pockets… It was all about getting some air and getting back inside.
But still, the sunlight on cold days is so amazingly bright…
And baking makes it warmer. I read this article from JoyBilee Farm about how to stay warm in winter without increasing your electricity bill and ever since, we’ve been baking a lot. Bread, muffins, even warming up leftovers… My oven is on half the day and it makes my kitchen so nice and toasty. The kitchen has become the hub of our household, we dance in it, talk in it, play in it… It’s a mess, makes it hard to work, but also keeps it filled with joy.
We were also spoiled this week-end. A little while back, me and Summer from Summerplayshouse (an amazingly talented artist and inspirational mama) organized a small swap. You can imagine the excitement when our little mini selves, all dressed up in winter gear, arrived in the mail. Little Miss has been taking them everywhere, mixing them in with the little peg doll fairies and gnomes we made her for Christmas. Now, our family can truly visit her fairy world and she’s so enchanted. You probably noticed the little Valentine’s Day extra. The sweet rosy cheeked lady was named Summer and goes every where with our family as well. It always amazes me, the amount of generosity and talent that this blogging community has. Once again, I feel so blessed to be a part of it.
And so the week begins. Hoping everyone had a wonderful week-end and wishing you all an equally lovely week.