**Woo-Hoo! Tonight's the night -- the drawing for the giveaway! **
We'll announce the winner tomorrow morning!
To poke a wood fire is more solid enjoyment than almost anything else in the world.
~Charles Dudley Warner
Ah, November. I've been enjoying this one very much.
We enjoyed an Indian Summer here during most of the month of October -- but as soon as the calendar turned, so did the weather. November, so far, has been grey, drizzly and much cooler. Instead of depressing me, I have reveled in the change! I love it. Things have felt much cozier. Quilts and extra blankets go on the beds. Hot cocoa is daily treat. Yummy sweaters come out of storage. Thoughts are turned to family, friends, counting blessings...and food. :-)
I am way behind on lists and plans for Christmas, and yep, even Thanksgiving. I'm not feeling guilty or stressed -- I'm enjoying the simplicity of these few days before the hustle and bustle hits. I'm focusing on the little things that make us happy. I'm going to follow the Nester's lead and share a few things that make me happy right now:
turning the porch lights on (the evenings come earlier and earlier now)
sweet potatoes with butter and brown sugar
climbing into bed at night, and feeling toasty warm
a fire in the fireplace
geese honking as they fly over my house
soups and stews...with homemade bread...
kitties that curl up beside you
watching a storm -- from inside :-)
What little things make you happy?