Last night, I asked for something I rarely ask for: a morning to sleep in. I didn’t know if I’d actually be able to sleep in but in the rare event I might be able to, I asked for it up front. It was the gift I gave myself on my birthday.
To my delight, Saturday came with not one, not two, but 3 gifts today:
I slept in until 6:30 (yes, that is sleeping in, for me).
The skies were grey and snow flakes danced around the yard like small whispers from the heavens.
A day where both my husband and A were willing to just hang out with me and watch renovation shows (one favorite indulgences.)
Before we all settled in, cups of tea and cocoa in hand, I took a walk about the yard and found a 4th gift: the earth preparing for her slumber. Take a walk with me:
A few years back, A built this woodpecker house with her dad,
and last spring I watched the mama and papa woodpecker raise a family and say goodbye to their young and leave the house empty for the winter.
Once hidden by dense vines and leaves, hidden gems glistened with frost.
I took one last look before I headed inside where I lit my mulled cider candle, pulled up my blanket, and tucked myself in for
day 15 of NaBloPoMo a perfect snowy Saturday.
Happy Saturday, everyone!