Slowly, whizzing around the sky, sometimes slow, sometimes fast, but always there.
Remember when I was back in Arizona and I used to say that I missed the snow?? And that I missed the cold weather, and the different seasons??
Well......I missed, and missed being the key word, because at the moment I'm quite sick of it and ready for it to go away. LOL
Quite easy to forget the cold and the gloomy skies and how irritating the snow can get, isn't it?
But one thing I'll say, it does make for some great snuggling and crocheting time.
Just look at how big my blanket is getting? I'm so in love with it, the colors, the squares so simple but so pretty when lined up and joined, and the joining method.....oh it's scrummy, my favorite yet.
January is now finished and it's a huge blanket already. According to it's current size, to fit my queen bed, I'll only have to go until March, so basically a 3 month blanket, which leaves me plenty of time to start another and if I make one this size every 3 months, I'll have 4 beautiful crochet blankets by the end of the year.
Oh the possibilities, I'm super excited about this. The next ones will be completely different patterns and different colors, one will be for my girl and one for my boy and two will be for my bed. :)
This morning before the snow started coming down, hubby and I ran out for some errands.
You know the funny thing is that even though things are not easy right now, we are loving all the moments we spend together. Grocery shopping at the nearest base commissary has become like a date, we head out, make a few stops here and there, grab the groceries, grab a little lunch and then come home.
It helps so much to be able to have these alone moments to reconnect, to talk, to exchange ideas and to come up with a game plan for our lives and what is up ahead of us.
It also keeps us grounded and when one of us is feeling especially stressed or overwhelmed, the other steps in and talks and calms and brings the other back to reality and to the fact that we ARE doing ok and much better than others out there. We need to keep remembering that.
This is what my living room looked like this afternoon during school time. 4 kiddos, super cold, trying to stay warm under their blankets while doing their work.
Is there anything better than doing school this way? Makes me wish that homeschooling was an option while I was growing up, I would have loved this.
Now, I'm sitting in bed waiting on Ghost Hunters to start. Hubby has gone out to fetch the kids from Tae Kwon Do and I have this wonderful stack of library books sitting next to me.
We stopped at the library this morning and of course, as usual, I grabbed enough books to fill my arms with, because you know, you can never have just one.
On my stack is:
Great Depression Cookbook by Mark Nichols
I love history and I am particularly interested and curious about the Great Depression and how so many families survived through such hard times. I'll be telling you more about this book as I get into it, but here is the dedication which I found very fitting....
Dedicated to you individuals who are not too proud to stoop and snatch up a dime lying on a sidewalk.
Heirloom Baking with the Brass Sisters
The 150 Best Slow Cooker Recipes
Williams-Sonoma Cooking Together
Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day
We had everything but Money - Priceless memories of the great depression
The Tattered Quilt by Wanda Brunstetter
A little bit of everything in there, some historic goodies, some cooking and baking, some crocheting and even some Amish fiction. I do believe I have enough to entertain me for a while.
Now it's time to get started on my square for today and get reading.
Have a blessed night friends!