Seeing..whiteness everywhere! It's halfway up the Yurt on one side - insulating us against the bitter-nights- and we still haven't shoveled out a path to the kitchen and outhouse, so the walk is colder than it should be - I'm forever breaking through the icy crust and falling over into deep snow. At night, it creates a fun sort of terror: run, fall, struggle while Coyotes howl, run..repeat.
Smelling.. wood-smoke and coffee..and the new facial mositurizing oil I mixed up this week: avocado and jojoba oils, vegetable glycerin, ylang ylang, clary sage, and bergamont..it is absolutely amazing for my winter-dry, weather-damaged skin..and it doesn't in any way encourage the breakouts that I still have to ward off (at 30! What were you thinking, Lord?)
Tasting..coffee. Seth made pancakes with caramelized slices of apple arranged in the centers..we ate them with last autumn's plum jam (local plums!!!) and raw, local honey, but those are long gone now. Yarrow devoured two large ones all by her hungry little self.
Listening.. to Seth peruse the seed catalog..we're planning to expand yet again this year..and again and again and again..until we can't anymore! I love gardens.
Grateful... for a clear sky this morning!!!!! Snow Tuesday, snow yesterday..and rumors of Snow again on Friday..we're getting buried. But it's warm and bright today!
Reading..The Quotidian Mysteries..by Kathleen Norris, and a little book about making a 'novena of Holy Communions' - which I think is lovely.
Hoping..for a day or two of bright skies and warm temperatures! Maybe two days is too much to ask for..just one..or five..
Working on..blog posts for the next couple weeks, home-made washes and soaps, and organizing drawers..a mouse has found it's way into one of our desk drawers.. he's hiding dog-food, seeds, and stolen bits of wool in there.. the wretch. I'm going to drown his happy home in peppermint and throw out all his food. Take that little invader.