A picture just to remind us of summer...
Because this morning we woke up to this:
Winter finally came. The snow is swirling outside the window and it feels like being inside a snow globe.
Things are good around here. For whatever reason I've felt very relaxed and content the last couple of days. It's a strange sensation. Since New Year's I've been trying to be a just a little bit better to myself and our family every day. A bit kinder and more patient. Counting blessings on my fingers before bed (10!). Doing a bit of yoga at night, taking a hot bath or god forbid eating a vegetable. Putting more of an effort into the house although it's still mess most days. Purging things we don't need and downsizing.
This shelf of spices was stuffed before I went through it. There were some amazing discoveries including this jar of lime leaves that expired back in 2013.
Wish I were joking but no. This whole cleaning spree was actually prompted by the night that a mouse got into my baking cupboard. This happens every winter so I have learned to decant everything into a glass container before it gets stored in there. Still, there was a mess to clean up. Turns out the whole house benefited. Yes, I caught the mouse.
It feels a bit like pushing myself to blog today about something, anything just to get back in the habit of writing down thoughts. Hopefully this is what I need to shake the dust off and get back into the swing of things.