Monday, January 31, 2011

Essentials for a Memorable Snow-in....

Ok, after a really mild winter we're going to get hammered over the next couple of days. (Unless they're wrong. Oh, how I hope they're wrong.)  I've got water, batteries, flashlights, blankets, non-perishable foods, firewood, de-icer (not that we'll be driving again for two or three days), blah, blah, blah. But what makes a non-welcome snow day FUN?

Seriously. Nothing sexier on this planet than the man who's going to fix our electrical lines when it's ten degrees below zero outside (and quite possibly, inside).  Whatever these heroes get paid, they deserve double. Triple. And a batch of chocolate chip cookies, to boot.
 Harry Potter audio books. My first choice would be some of my favorite romances on audio, but I won't be snowed in alone, so we'll all enjoy these. They'll go perfectly with this:
                                                     And this:
So...what's on your essential snow-day list?  Who else can't wait for spring?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Need a Stocking Cap, Crave a Bonnet

(All right, she's adorable.)
Baby, it's cold outside. Common sense dictates something stretchy, thick, and hair-flattening (or static-inducing). Flattering, they're not.   

(It's eleven degrees outside. Sensible!)

Or maybe this clever little number.

 But the heart wants what the heart wants, and today I'm in the mood for one of these:

(Absolutely lovely)
 Or maybe even this:

(Be still, my romance-loving heart...)

Spring, where art thou?

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Research and a Spot of Tea

Welcome! I've done a bit of blog redecorating in celebration of the new year, and quite enjoy the change in color. I'm also in a researching frame of mind, and came across a link I'd like to share with you:  

Women Writers: 17th and 18th Century

You'll read about women such as Aphra Behn, a young woman who went from early widowhood to a short career as a spy, to debtor's prison, to writing over sixteen plays and fourteen novels, only six of which were printed in her lifetime. Fascinating!

Tea of the Week: Celestial Seasonings Blueberry Tea. Such a delight! I let it sit for two or three minutes, sprinkle with a packet or two of Splenda, sip, and dream of spring. I adore this tea, and cannot wait to try my raspberry packets.

Have a lovely week! Any new favorite January drinks?