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.