It was -18 degrees Celcuis when I woke up this morning. That's about 0 Farenheit--fairly cold for this southern part of Ontario, although it does get colder. February weather! (Below is a view of our street from the upper storey.)
This time of year, the children and I just don't go outside very much. It's too cold, and Jasper never keeps on his mittens, and refuses to wear boots (opting for running shoes instead)...so we have been cocooning a lot inside lately. And really, it feels right this time of year to just stay safe and cozy and restful inside the house while the icy wind whips around the house outside. Especially when I am pregnant, and still recovering from illness.
Even without much time outside, we can all find plenty of enjoyable things to do within the warmth of the house.
After supper each night, I've been enjoying a nice hot tea and reading a thick, meaty novel--The Count of Monte Cristo (which, by the way, is a deep and fascinating study on human character, and nothing much like the movie at all). Later at night, when the children are tucked into bed, Chris and I have been sitting and chatting while we each do some kind of hand work. I recently picked up an old cross-stitch which I had abandoned years ago, and I'm truly enjoying working on it again. The movement of the needle in and out of the cloth is so soothing.
It's a pleasure to have this time of quiet work and rest at this season of the year, before the busy activity and excitment of spring arrives.
What sort of indoor activities are my readers enjoying right now?