Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Baby, It's Cold Outside!

It's 14 degrees outside, with worse to come. I am very happy to be snug and warm inside my little brick house, with nothing more to worry about than what I will cook for supper this evening. My heart goes out to all those who must work outside in adverse conditions.



A view of our chilly back yard.

The Christmas decorations have been put away, and the house is back to normal. Schools are in session after the long holiday break. I hung the 2015 calendar last week with a smile, already anticipating my next visit to France this spring. I'm thrilled to be going again, yet I don't want to wish these days away. Time seems to fly more swiftly, the older I become. Each day is precious.

One our remaining cottonwood trees. This one is probably 80 years old.

I can't say we are doing anything very exciting right now. Craig and I have been reorganizing and it seems that we keep changing our minds as to what goes where! We have been gradually turning our little sitting room into less of an office and more of a cozy nest where we can enjoy coffee, read, or watch a movie. I have picked out paint colors and am almost ready to begin on the walls. 

In all of our reorganizing, Craig and I have moved most of my vintage items downstairs, where he has created space for me in a corner of his workshop. It is a daunting task to shelve all of those things in such a way that I can quickly locate and retrieve an item for shipping. If you would care to view the vintage treasures I have for sale, please visit ColorTheMoon.

Even our dog, Bella, won't stay out for long in this cold!

Until next time, stay cozy! Oh, and I have decided what to make for supper. It's not a French dish, but I must share this recipe with you. It's absolutely the best homemade spaghetti sauce ever! Darcy found it on Allrecipes.com and shared it with me. Now it is the only sauce I make. Even people who don't like mushrooms will like this: Mariu's Spaghetti with Meat Sauce. Enjoy!