Thoughts gathered and written over the last few days...
enjoying:: the warm drink station I created again this year. So handy, cozy, and inviting.
homekeeping:: how nice it felt the other day to clear and clean out my closet. (Making room for Christmas surprises.) Hauling away those three bags of items that no longer "spark joy" feels so freeing.
eating:: sure was nice to pull out a bag of spaghetti sauce from the freezer (those summer tomatoes just keep on giving and giving!) yesterday morning to thaw when I knew I'd be gone most of the day and would need something easy to put together for dinner.
treating:: myself to the simple pleasure of stopping at the local small coffee shop last week after taking some packages to the UPS store. Giving myself a quiet moment (and an early birthday gift) to sit in the sun and sip a yummy peppermint hot chocolate.
wearing:: teal robe and warm slippers as I sit here by the fire.
returning:: with the little bit of a thaw we've had these mornings, it's sure been nice to get back to some running. It's been awhile. Trying also to return to the routine this winter of some gentle yoga and stretching before bed.
gravitating:: to just the right books the other day when redeeming my Barnes and Noble gift card. "Take me home! Choose me!" they seemed to be calling out.
reading:: couldn't resist choosing Kent Haruf's Our Souls at Night. Such a sweet, tender, and honest little book.