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Snug and Warm

Here we are walking as down sinks the sun.
Day's work is ended, tasks are all done.
The wood is all chopped for the fire so bright.
Now we'll be snug in our house tonight

~Winter :: Wynstones

Have I mentioned that I wrote my college entrance essay on Coziness? I did. It's so funny to think that, now.  But really, what is better than feeling all snug in a house on a cold Winter's night, surrounded by your family?  Winter seems to have set in, at last, and I am content to spend my time inside.  I have not yet hardened to the wind and chill, but that will come in time.


I was up over an hour ago, mixing up dough for chocolate chip cookies for Mike.  He is gone now, and will probably be gone all week long.  This is his first long trip in several weeks.  I get a little scared about being here by myself, but I know that I have held it all together in the past and will continue to.  We can have quiet, cozy evenings (and days) at home, even when one of us is away.  In fact, they might be quieter with Mike gone--the children are always so excited to see him.

Tucked In

I guess I have gotten pretty good at cheering everyone up.  The children think there is always a secret little something that I can whip out to make things better.  Lately, it is a lot of picture books.  There is school work, of course, and our lunchtime readings of The Little House books. There is quiet time with Sparkle Stories and afternoon practice work.  There are suppers by candlelight and evenings wrapped up in blankets, a prayer before bed and Laurel blowing out the candle.  These same things, over and over, make us all feel better.


( 2 trees — Plant a Forest )
Jan. 15th, 2016 05:09 am (UTC)
A college entrance essay on coziness - I love that. : ) Your photos certainly capture coziness... I thought King Winter was here to stay, but the children were wearing shorts again today. Such odd weather. Sorry your husband is gone again - I have mine with me for a few more days, then he's off. "These same things, over and over, make us all feel better" - that is so very true for us as well. I can relate to what you wrote about your children believing you will make things better - mine seem to believe that of me, too, and I find that their faith in me gives me confidence, when I really need it. : ) - Stacey
Jan. 16th, 2016 02:18 pm (UTC)
Shorts! My goodness! I am trying to hold onto the idea of this work being holy, but I am so worn lately.
( 2 trees — Plant a Forest )

A Blessed Wilderness

It was just like being in heaven, being in there. In those days there was no road. The park was all a blessed wilderness. I have often thought what a wonderful people we would have been if we had wanted to keep it that way.

~Adolph Murie, biologist, on Denali


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