More snow today. I walked to the school for my piano lesson this morning in the first blizzard of the year. The snow is forecast to carry on all week, but it won’t stay long. It’s too early for that – at least in the lowlands. The ski resorts are happy though and a lot of them are opening early this year.
I’ve been running errands all day and have had one thing on my mind. A log fire in the afternoon.
It’s incredible how a log fire and some candles change the whole feel of the house. Teenagers who normally never venture outside the four walls of their bedrooms other than for forays to the fridge have been spotted lying on sofas and reading books. Unbelievably their moods seem to have lifted too. There has even been some larking around and joking going on. And real conversations. Conversations not involving grunts and rolling eyes.
I’m enjoying it and hoping that it will last a while.
On one of my ventures outside today I collected my sewing machine from the delightful repair man after its service. I have to confess that this has made me deliriously happy and I’d be raring to go if it wasn’t so much colder in my office/sewing room than it is in the super-cosy living room right now. So for today I’m contenting myself with a little reading and knitting by the fire. In the company of contented teenagers.
You know, winter really doesn’t seem so bad…