Posted in Family, Grateful for, Hygge, pondering

Patchwork of Hygge ~ Spring Break

While many take March Break as a time to get away, we’ve always just enjoyed a week relaxing and enjoying our family time.

While it was certainly not warm and cozy I did really enjoy the quiet of shoveling soft fluffy snow. I especially enjoy being out in fluffy snow in the evening. It’s a special kind of quiet; of peace.

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

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I also spent time in between shoveling crocheting and reading. Much warmer, cozier ways to find quiet and peace. The blanket I worked on was made from soft cotton. I love making blankets..as they get longer I get warmer 😉 The colours of this blanket brought me such joy… so bright; so full of the promise that Spring will be here soon.

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I don’t get enough time to read anymore. So it was lovely to spend some time reading this month. I revisited one all time favourite and enjoyed a new favourite. Books are, “Books are a uniquely portable magic.”, as Stephen King has said. I love that I can snuggle up with a blanket, a tea and my cat then travel to a world that the words like ‘alohomora’ can unlock. I can take that same magic in my purse and enjoy it anywhere.


I’d love to hear about the hygge in your corner of the world. What comforts have brought you joy over this past month?

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See you next month for another piece of my Hygge Patchwork.

Hygge translates roughly to ‘cosiness’. “In essence, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. The warm glow of candlelight is hygge. Friends and family – that’s hygge too.” [source: visitdenmark.com/hygge]

 

Posted in Canada, Celebrations, Family, Grateful for

Grateful for unexpected weather.

The other day I went to pick up our daughter. (Which was reason enough to be happy!)

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 another trip but just as beautiful of day!

This trip I went by myself since hubby had other tasks. The drive was beautiful. A sunny spring-like day with hardly any traffic on the highway. I got to pick and randomly change music as it suited me AND have it at the volume I wanted 🙂

 

Yesterday was also beautiful but I was focused on preparing for our son’s birthday party! More reasons to be grateful! Our son is growing into a wonderful young man. I’m soooo proud of him. And we got to celebrate him with our family. An evening of laughter and love… I’m feeling so blessed.

Which brings me to this morning. Today the sun is shining, our windows are open letting in the fresh air. I’m listening to the choir of birds their song seems to echo my happiness. I’m grateful for this quiet (can’t say quiet..the birds are loud! lol) peaceful morning.

I’m so grateful for many people and things this unseasonably warm Family Day weekend.

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What are you grateful for this week? I’d love to hear about it.

Colline was grateful for snow. 

Posted in Family, Grateful for

Grateful for newspaper fliers.

For years our son and daughter delivered the weekly fliers (advertising papers). When our daughter went away to university, I decided to keep her route.  This way I know that I get at least an hour walk each week!

Most weeks my hubby and I walk the route together. It’s a nice time to just be together, ktjgxgogcwalking and chatting uninterrupted. We chat about our week, the kids, our dreams for the future. It’s nice with busy schedules and daily ‘stuff’ to have time just walking with him. I look forward to it.

Well .. even the rainy nights but then it’s because he does half the route and I do the other half. I’m grateful then for not having to be in the rain for the whole hour! lol

This week I’m grateful for our weekly walk delivering the fliers. I’m grateful for the time to connect with my hubby each week.


Colline was grateful for headache tablets. 

What are you grateful for this week?

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Posted in Family, Grateful for, pondering, Seasons

Grateful for snowploughs

I’m a little late for last weeks gratitude post because I’ve been soaking in some family time. Our daughter’s last exam was Friday night so we were scheduled to pick her up the next morning. However the weather forecast loomed over this happy trip.

The forecast was for snow 10 – 20 cm over night then freezing rain mid day on Saturday.  Thankfully we didn’t get the snow that the said was possible. We did however want to get there and back before we had to worry if the freezing rain was coming. Through an odd

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photo from mto.gov.on.ca

twist of fate we left 30 minutes later than planned. This turned to our favour since we got to drive with the pack of vehicles behind the snowplough team. This made our trip slower but less worrisome with the better road conditions.

I wish I could have got a photo of what the snowploughs looked like. Each highway snow plough is a massive truck and there were 4 of them. One truck for each lane and the forth for the shoulder of the road. They travel slightly staggered, with their row of  orange flashing lights in the morning haze and the roar of the snow being pushed.. they look like some kind of fire monster when they are behind you.

I’m so grateful that they were out there clearing our path. Our normally hour and half drive took two and a quarter hours that morning but I’m sure it would have been stressful if it hadn’t been for them.

Their work and the warming weather cleared the road of snow for our return trip and that trip thankfully got us home in our normal time…before the freezing rain.

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Colline was grateful for penguin covered trees this week.  What are you grateful for?