january miscellany

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

a few things from our january --
+ he got a drone for Christmas and I'm fairly certain this is a hobby that is here to stay.  I don't mind so much as Lucy does. she sure detests that little thing that chases her all around the house.
+ the epic snow party weekend, cabin fever be damned! we had a good ol time in our snowy winter wonderland
+ fiery sunrises and luminous lavender shadows and sunsets
+ watching Frozen with steaming a mugful on a gray weekend morning in January, just felt like the right thing to do
+ blood oranges, homemade ramen, my first whole roasted chicken, banana bread, crockpot BBQ ribs, zucchini lasagna, bananas and yogurt and soup for days -- January eats!
+ brunch and lunch and a dinner here and there, at favorite local places.  a trip to an Asian market for noodles and tofu and spices, we can't wait to return.  and an entire afternoon at Dave and Busters, we got pretty competitive at ski ball -- January dates!
+ sipping wine flights on a chilly Saturday afternoon -- mermaid winery won us over and we will be back for cheese plates soon
+ steamed coffee creamer pairs so well with our french press
+ booking a trip to Texas and shining our boots for the rodeo!
+ hibernating nicely with Netflix and alternating foot rubs -- always with a snoozing corgi in between

we cozied up well this January -- tidying up, cleaning out, lounging in comfies and slippers for days on end as well.  fun days had and plans and adventures to come, it has been quiet lovely.   but, I feel them creeping in, the winter blues. the sadness and anxiety I strive to combat every winter, this year seeming worse and hitting sooner -- maybe from the unrest and distention going on all around or maybe because of more personal reasons, I think both its both.  holding on tightly to old techniques(tea and running shoes, baking and yoga) as well as new ones(putting down the phone and weight lifting) to make it through these blue days.

also on my heart -- I'm thinking about taking a pause from this blog for while. maybe after this year, maybe sooner.  it sure has been a fun little hobby, from the deepest part of my heart, thank you for reading.



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