Brew me a cup for a winter's night.
For the wind howls loud and the furies fight;
Spice it with love and stir it with care,
And I'll toast our bright eyes,
my sweetheart fair.
~Minna Thomas Antrim
It has been unusually cold this week and looks to be so for a while longer. The sun is brightly shining and it's accompanied by a biting north wind. It was 19 degrees this morning with a high of 45 degrees expected. But weather forecasting, even with all of its modern technology, is subject to change. One can not fully predict what Mother Nature will pull out of her hat, as I am reminded time and time again.
With weather like this, there's nothing I want to do outside. Instead, I turn my focus and my energies within to creating the comforts of home. Cocoa topped with marshmallows, comfort foods, baked goods and treats, easing back into lessons, cleaning and puttering, soft music, good movies, arts and crafts, and board games.
We have no say in the matter concerning Winter so we must make the best of it. We bide our time with pleasant occupations dreaming of Spring's return.