Then. The lights of the coziest of seasons. Soft little kittens to celebrate a festival of warmth:
Winter and yule stories:
Feasting and celebrating (and special new things):
A gingerbread gift for the birds:
We stepped slowly through January. My goodness, we were all so sick throughout the holidays and I feel like our immune systems haven't yet bounced back. We've been enjoying lazy mornings and quiet days, and many suppers of brothy soups and home ferments. Stocking the home apothecary is at the top of my list. We've settled back into the rhythm of preschool and I, too, have been spending a lot of time at Coco's school. Time well spent for both of us. I've been busy thinking (always thinking) about my intentions for this year. Nothing grand, though I suppose they are to me. Some are reminders from others that resonate deeply and some come from the heart of my little family...who we are and where we want to be. I'll share them here soon.
Today we are in February. It is the ancient festival of Candlemas. It's supposed to snow today. There is stock on the stove and there will be a walk later in the woods. Sean is playing soccer. Coco is building with blocks. My, it sounds so ordinary but these are rich and precious fleeting times.
Thank you for tuning in, dear friends.