Good Chilly Afternoon To You. We had the most gorgeous weekend here in Vermont. The snow began falling just before dawn Saturday morning and it did not stop snowing until 9:00 this morning. It was so gorgeous and still is. The snow did not pile up, I think we only have 3 or 4", but oh how lovely it was to watch it fall for such a long period of time. It was just the perfect cozy weekend! On Saturday I worked on my stitching, Mark, myself and Ollie went for a long winter walk in the freshly falling snow then on Sunday, I did a bit of baking, cleaning & furniture rearranging while Mark & Ollie played the part of woodsman and apprentice in the woods (to which one huge tree is now lying in our backyard awaiting clean-up..not so attractive but necessary when you heat with wood) In the evening, we had a lovely family dinner at mom & dad's to celebrate mom's birthday where butterbean kept us all entertained with his silly, amazingly smart, precious little self.
Isn't it funny how a little cleaning, de-cluttering and rearranging can actually do the same thing for your mind? I always feel so refreshed and clear headed the morning after a good housecleaning..does that happen to you? I also realized something....I think part of the reason I have been struggling so with my writing (other than the lose of our Odie) is that I moved my writing desk. I remember reading in Steven King's book on writing that he could only write in one tiny corner of his house...that makes sense to me now! I didn't have time to move my desk back to it's proper place yesterday..but tomorrow I plan on moving it back to where it was before all this stress began and see what happens :).
So..Monday has arrived, the house is tidy, my mind is clear and I am on to Moppet Monday #2! Please meet Young Derby :)
I just LOVE his color..it makes me think of Winnie The Pooh..that soft creamy yellow :) So sweet! Young Derby is my second moppet for Moppet Monday's and is now available on My Website..along with a lovely gathering of vintage velvet carrots :)
I'm off now to check on my soup I've simmering (Italian Chicken) and see if the roll dough is ready for it's second rise. Wishing you a joyful evening,