February 7, 2018
It's a bit of a gloomy day that I've woken up to. We're getting some snow and the sun is hiding. I've had lots of extra work hours the last few weeks. Started a pilot project last year bringing grief counselling and programming to local schools. And it proved to be very popular and successful. So now we're setting up different sites. An exciting time but lots of work and I promised my boss and my family that I'd take a day off this week. I chose today because I could see by the weather forecast that we'd be getting snow. I don't have to be at work tomorrow until 1 pm so that gives me lots of time to travel in if the snow is heavy. So far, it's not too bad. Makes it pretty outside. I love snow days when I get to stay inside. Here's pictures of the snow we got last week.
We had an early snowfall this year in October and then it was like the snow kept forgetting to fall on our region. Every where else across Canada was getting lots but we'd have a dusting here and there, or a flurry or two. Then in the last 2 weeks, snow like crazy has fallen! Big amounts as you can see by my little bench above. And our sweet "Secret Garden" bench below. We've had almost 2 feet of snow fall in this short period of time. My dh ran out of gas on the weekend for his snowblower so we had to shovel by hand. Good workout but oh that snow was heavy! Waiting, waiting so patiently for Spring.
Today, life in our little cottage is quiet as everyone is off to work or school. Just me and the sleeping pets. I had a surprise Skype call from a friend that brightened my day. Lounging in a warm bed with my tea and my laptop, the tv remote and my heated wheat bag. A bit of heaven on a cloudy day. Thankful for this day off as the wind howls outside and the snow swirls and dances around the trees.
Our Living Room in the warm light yesterday. I'm looking forward to curling up here later to read my "Country Living" magazine (the British edition) ~ it's always a month behind but so worth the wait. I love this room for it's serene calm and just enough sunlight filtering through our lace curtains. Cozy and quiet, but just beside the rooms that house all the action, so I'm not cut off from the life around me. Explains my personality ~ I love to be part of the action (aka my family), but I also need a healthy dose of me time. This room provides a perfect mix.
This little tree is now down and tucked away until next Christmas. The decorations were all wrapped up nicely and placed in their bins. A bit of a gap exists there but I'm working on what can go there so we can enjoy our space again. I had moved the matching lamp to a spot in our turret but should really put it back on the tea wagon. Of course I like the lamp now in it's temporary Christmas location so I'm torn. I may have to do some rearranging so it's just right and I like the look and functionality.
Well that's my little post on my thoughts for Wednesday. Wishing you a beautiful day, where ever you are.