This weekend found us celebrating a 14th birthday in the house (really, now? oh my, oh how wonderful), greeting a storm that cancelled all the activities - and even the performances - of the day, and soaking up all kinds of wintry goodness with friends both on the ice and off. Not to mention all the regular winter activities that keep us occupied - handwork, card games, music, books, and curling our hair, of course! (My Adelaide has a little thing right now for hot curlers. One of these days, I'll surely get a photo of her with rollers in her hair, and a half a bale of hay hoisted up on her shoulder as she does chores. It's a beautiful sight to see.)
And now, we find ourselves preparing for what promises to be the biggest storm of the season in the hours and days to come. The barns are battened down, animals tucked in, skiis are at the ready, children are more than eager, and we are, I think, prepared. Not ONLY do we have pantry storage full of plenty of food to get us by, but oh my goodness, have I got some quilting plans! And the fabric stash to support it, thank goodness. If we lose power, or rather, when we lose power, I'll switch to kniting. All should be well. More than well, I must confess. As being "stuck" at home with all my peeps for a while? Well, that's kinda my favorite thing of all.
Wishing you all - especially those in the path of this coming storm - much safety and warmth in the coming days!