It's cold and gloomy. The forecast is for snow. We get a dusting or a cold rain. The temperatures go up and the temperatures go down.
It's a typical central Kentucky winter. Definitely not the prettiest time of the year here and it's a season that is always hard for me to get through.
So I wait for spring or at least a pretty snowfall.
And while I wait, I have my creature comforts that get me through what seems like an endless winter.
I have always loved both baskets and quilts and so I always keep some close by. Being able to reach for a pretty old quilt from wherever I am sitting is the perfect snuggle factor. I love this one because it's small size makes it perfect to just throw over my lap when I am working on my laptop or reading.
Books? Did I hear someone mention books?
I always have stacks of them.This one is sitting at the foot of my bed on an old milking stool.
Once I started reading at age 6, I never stopped. I'll read pretty much anything including the cereal box. I'm not a huge TV watcher, so reading helps get me through the dark days and nights.
When the sun does happen to come out, I throw open the blinds and sit by the window where I can soak up the warmth and the light. If you happen to be driving by you might see me with my sunglasses on and my flip flops propped up in the window sill while I catch the rays.
A cup of coffee while I work the crossword in the morning.
Some homemade coconut and vitamin E body butter gifted to me by my daughter. It is really great for dry winter skin. In fact, by the time spring rolls around I will probably look 20 years younger (or so I tell myself)
If you would like to make your own you can find directions here.
and just having things around me that I love.
These are the simple things that get me through the winter.
Hurry up spring. You can't get here fast enough for me.