Hello friends, we’ve had quite a bit of snow since Christmas day. I love a white winter. (smile) Fresh fluffy snow makes me think of happy memory making. Building snow families with our daughter when she was little. It always had to be a family, not just a single snowman. Building forts and snowmen with our grandchildren gave me just as much joy. Happy memories can easily be made in the freezing cold weather if hot chocolate and a warm blanket are waiting just inside the door.
Oh and I can’t forget that bowls of comfort are made this time of year. I love a nice homemade bowl of soup, don’t you? When I was young, we would put a chicken bouillon cube into a mug and pour hot water over it to make soup. That was always a tummy warmer. We would occasionally have Campbells tomato soup with toast fingers ( toasted bread cut into strips) for dunking. But my favorite was always Campbells mushroom soup, my Mum made it with a mix of milk and water.
This time of year also has me loving all of the wonderful catalogs I get in the mail. Serena and Lily ( I am not affiliated with them, I just like their things) just speaks to me, they have so many things I would love to add to our home. Oh and Pottery Barn too they know my style! ( I am not affiliated with them either, I just like their things) Do you dog ear or mark catalogs when you see things you like? Or do you prefer the internet shopping experience. The truth is I like them both!
I was just talking about comfort food when I thought about the marinara from last summer’s garden tomatoes in the freezer. A flood of harvest memories came to mind, but tomatoes warmed by the sun is always a favorite. It’s national spaghetti day today! So guess what we’re having for dinner (smile).
January often has me re-organizing things. My hubby just said, “why do you need a new shelving unit in the art room when it is already so well organized?” My reply, it’s just time to replace the plastic one, it’s cracking under the weight of the gemstones I use in my Zen Spirit Malas shop, and I know there has to be a better way to do it.
I pray January brings fond memories for you and that this finds you happy and healthy. I look forward to seeing you on Thursday for the TFT blog hop!