Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Monday, December 26, 2022
What are your favorite 'rites of winter'? Are you curling up under a throw with a new great book? Are you out walking in your new Christmas boots, or perhaps planning a big New Year's Eve party? Winter days at home, especially these few between Christmas and New Year, can be so enjoyable.
I've always said Boxing Day is my favorite day of the year. It's a 'my day' of great proportions when I do only things I enjoy. (Even in England as a child I can recall I liked this day very much). Now, this could be just laziness after running myself ragged to prepare for Christmas, or it could be that it's always a day marked on the calendar when I have no plans to be elsewhere, and can do anything I choose. So today I'm making a quick visit here to say hello, hoping everyone enjoyed their Christmas and are perhaps relaxing today. It's very cold and dry here. The sun is brilliant and the winter sky lovely. We will bundle up in warm jackets, cashmere beanies, gloves and scarves and take a walk later when the high reaches 39F. We will eat leftovers as it's a no cooking day for me! We'll light the fire, watch a movie, raise a glass. I will knit - whilst watching the movie - and make a list of things requiring attention during the remainder of this week. Our New Year's Eve is most likely to be warmer but raining - we might just spend it here at home for a change.