Outside my window... it’s sunny but really COLD with the temperatures hovering in the teens. It is winter after all!
I am thankful… that I’m not sick like a lot of people here at work.
From the kitchen… maybe some potato soup tonight and chicken paninis
I am wearing… Skinny jeans, the crimson argyle sweater I bought five years ago in Scotland, cozy warm boots. And since my office is freezing, my wool coat is draped across my lap. I even have a space heater going, but even that’s not enough to warm up my office today.
I am creating… nothing right now, but I need to get started on 2013’s photo wall calendar. I guess that will be this weekend’s project.
I am going… to take the kids to Bed, Bath and Beyond because they want some special slippers that squeak or talk back at you when you take a step. And I thought that having teenagers meant no more silly toys or stuffed animals.
I am reading… Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo. It is a sobering nonfiction account of life in a slum of India. I’m not sure I really like it yet because it is pretty depressing.
I am hoping… the snow they are forecasting for tomorrow holds off until the afternoon so I can get the first run of 2013 completed.
I am listening to… the second movement of Beethoven’s Violin Sonata no. 5. That’s the piece I am currently working on.
Around the house…the Christmas decorations have been packed away, except for my son’s tree which still twinkles on in his room. When he’s ready, he’ll take it down himself.
One of my favorite things…the towel warmer I bought for the kids for Christmas. Yeah, I get to use it in the mornings since they haven’t been getting up until noon. Stepping into a hot robe after getting out of the shower is seriously, such a luxurious feeling.
A few plans for the rest of the week… back to the usual weekend drill – running, horse riding lessons, grocery shopping and house cleaning. Maybe I’ll get to catch a movie (thinking about going to see Les Miz).
Some pictures to share - from the first days of 2013, taken with my iPhone:
New Year's Eve crafts - pom pom animals - my son making a cow. I made a sheep and a Siamese cat.
A great start to 2013 - Louie snuggled on my lap as I try to work on the laptop:
January 2nd sunset - I love sunsets this time of year.
Have a great Friday!