It seems a little surreal that we have entered into December already.
The holidays are right around the corner and I couldn't be more excited!
It's during this time of year that I am filled with nostalgia...
so many memories of holidays of the past...
and the anticipation of holidays of the future...
all woven together in the sweet, wonderful present.
I must admit...
there has never been a Christmas Eve that I haven't fallen asleep
listening for the sound of sleigh bells!
Life on the farm has taught me to embrace each and every season for what it brings.
I have learned to love winter time...
its monochromatic backdrop perfect for the quiet meditation
of short days and long evenings.
I am grateful for all of winter's accompaniments...
naked trees that have been dipped in icy glaze,
the quiet of a grey day,
roaring fires and comfy sofas shared with canine and feline companions,
time enough to start and finish projects...
so much to quietly enjoy!
It might surprise you to know that I love to be outside in the winter.
I truly don't mind the cold...
in fact, I welcome it.
Knowing how to dress properly for the conditions makes all the difference in the world.
I love to be just slightly chilly as I work... not cold, but not warm.
The cold makes me feel truly alive!
The sun is setting...
come along with me as I do a few late afternoon chores...
Today I will be finishing a little outdoor decorating project.
Hubbs and I cut out these snowmen.
I gave them (button) eyes, nose, mouth and buttons.
Today I will finish sewing their fleece stocking caps and scarves,
and then they will be attached to a few of our fence posts.
I'll share the finished project on Monday.
Have a wonderful weekend.
I hope to share a part of mine with our Littles (two-legged).