Friends, it’s Friday again. I can’t believe it. Each Friday I share some joy that I found throughout the week. Typically I share lots of pictures, but have struggled with that the last few weeks. But I do have a couple that sum up life right now.

We started a new puzzle this week. I’m really bad at puzzling but stubbornly keep trying. We’re working on The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady Summer puzzle. I keep my puzzles-in-progress on this old cork board and slide it in under our bed when we’re not working on it. There are some really cool puzzle boards out there and I keep dropping hints about how handy they’d be, but Matthew isn’t biting. Yet.

But Matthew did give me my Christmas present early: an electric blanket! A dream come true! But here’s the problem with this electric blanket: once I start using it, I’m totally useless. I don’t want to move; I’m basically a slug on a log. And then I fall asleep right where I sit. I was already slipping into hibernation mode and this has hastened that process. I’ve decided that I need to be careful about when and why I bring out the electric blanket, otherwise chaos will descend.

I planned to make gingerbread cookies this week, but that hasn’t happened yet. We borrowed Gingerbread Baby and Gingerbread Friends from the library as a precursor to making our own gingerbread babies. Big Mommy Fail. I think I’ll renew those books and try again next week. And after more than 7 years of nonstop picture books, I have decided that Jan Brett is my favorite picture book author and illustrator. Her art is so detailed and cozy.

This was a totally random post, but it’s all I’ve got. I wasn’t lying when I said I’ve been slipping into hibernation mode. All I want to do is sleep! I think about the quilt I want to start and the two that are almost finished; I think about my cross stitch project, my sock in progress, and the other things that I want to sew. And yet – the couch calls. My bed beckons. This is a hard time of year for those of us who follow the sun’s lead – today’s sunset will be at 4:10. But soon the earth will begin its shift and the days will start to lengthen again. Soon. And you can find me under my electric blanket until then!

I wish you all a restful, peaceful, and safe weekend.

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  1. We have an electric mattress pad with 2 controls. I turn my side one earlier in the evening so my side is nice and cozy warm. That’s all I need. The farmer keeps his side on low all night long. My mind is rather in a fog now too. I spent most of yesterday afternoon reading and I don’t even feel guilty about it! Just don’t too many new projects at once, that just leads to stress and chaos. Have fun with the gingerbread cookies, that sounds delicious. Happy stitching!

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    1. I didn’t know that electric mattress pads existed – thank you for letting me know! Stress and chaos are my middle name, you know :p Just kidding… it’s good advice! But I did start another quilt last night.

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  2. I don’t have an electric blanket — I sleep with a man who radiates heat, so I don’t really need it! — but I definitely understand the desire to sleep a lot at this time of year. I always think it’s later than it actually is and find it so depressing that it gets so dark so early. But the solstice is coming, and soon sunset will start to be a bit later each day.

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  3. You are a woman after my own heart. I would love to hibernate till spring. I love the quote from Baloo in the Jungle Book ” I don’t actually hibernate, but I take lots of naps.

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