It is grey and windy out today, but warmer - about 40. We could see rain...or some snow flurries...later today. the temps are supposed to drop and be much colder tomorrow. Tis the season!
Last night was exciting - grocery shopping! Yikes. I will say, however, it was a great time to shop - the store was pretty deserted and we got through fairly quickly.
The other day I mentioned that one of my favorite things to bring out in the winter is a birch log. Fletch cut holes in the top for candles and we have it on our buffet every year.
The candles burned down quite a bit Sunday night...I need to put some new ones in (and I've had a heck of a time finding any tapers this year - everything seems to be candles in jars). Growing up, we had a log like this in the center of our dining table all season long. I love having dinner (or breakfast) by candlelight.
This year I have another new favorite "ornament."
This is the little sock that Kathy B knit and sent to me during the "anything but yarn swap" she set up. I was afraid to use it on my key chain -- thinking my keys or something would ruin it, so it has been hanging out in my kitchen for the past several months (where I see it every day), and now it is on the tree (high enough that Tyg can't grab it). Thank you Kathy! I love it. Kind of a lousy picture...taken early this a.m. when only the tree lights were on.
I'm hoping to run out mid-morning today to do some shopping (wine/champagne for my bosses and some stocking-stuffer things). But now I need to go make a cup of tea - my office is freezing!
Hoping everyone is enjoying the season and not feeling too stressed out. I haven't started baking yet and normally that would bother me...this year I'm thinking "whatever!" I will get to it....eventually...