Wednesday, January 7, 2015
The Best Parts
There are many things I could say about the undesirable aspects of winter.
Like how when I went for a run this morning, it was 27 degrees and that was the high for the day, and how the wind took my breath and nearly made me turn and go back home.
There are so many good things about winter, though, that I'm choosing to dwell on instead.
Like bread rising on the counter.
Like making homemade bread several times in the same week.
Like my new stand mixer that does all the kneading while I wash the dishes.
Like roasting vegetables in the oven and warming the house.
Cabbage, cauliflower, tomatoes.
Like a big pot of soup on the stove.
Like a little girl loving the soup so much she asks to have it for breakfast the next day.
Like a stack of books waiting to be read.
With a blanket and cup of hot chocolate.
Like having my man home from work for 10 weeks.
Like having him volunteer to go to the library to pick up my holds!
Like my kids running and playing outside in the cold and coming in with rosy cheeks.
What do you love about winter?