Written with many thanks to the simple woman, who likes to look at the world with many others by taking a little look into the day plans and thoughts of simplicity...beauty of the everyday moments. Anyone can join in and the link for the simple woman's day book is here
Outside my window...snow, alot of snow, the sun is not up yet (8.05am), and its beginning to get light. There is a pheasant standing on my bird table (!) and other birds (starling, robin, blackbirds, rooks, curlew and house sparrows) needing some extra food all chattering around the bird table
I am thinking...about the week ahead, hoping the snow might melt, the radio has said again the schools are closed, I've taken work home, we can spend the day at home quietly just being.
I am thankful for...the children helping with chores, the dog needing a walk and my partner arriving safely home to his house 300 miles away and of course the hens still laying everyday.
From the learning rooms...my camera - taken it out and trying to use it more each day!
From the kitchen...everyday the hens are having hot food for breakfast, so the slow cooker goes on at bed time to give them a tasty warm treat of soaked grain and scraps in the early morning. Morning drinks at the moment are hot chocolate, which are very nice, but those are for me not for the hens!
I am wearing...pyjamas, a fleece, hat, pigtails and a cosy puppy at my toes.
I am creating...a new vegetable garden which will hopefully be finished by spring and I'm trying to slowly put pictures up on the walls, still not found a place for many of them since we moved in March.
I am going...south for xmas, to visit family and friends dear to me and have some quality time together.
I am reading...Raising Hens for Dummies - learning more about my hens.
I am hoping...that my drive down to the family will be fine and filled with beautiful scenery through the highlands down toward central scotland.
I am hearing...the wind whistling around the house again!
Around the house..the xmas decorations are beginning to come out of their boxes and go onto shelves.
One of my favorite things...boiled eggs in the morning, fresh from the hens, who are thankfully still laying even in the snow!
A few plans for the rest of the week: take some eggs into work - finish a section of the thesis, do some extra work to earn some money - walk the dog oh and play in the snow, of course.
Here is picture for thought I am sharing...my children, for once actually having a hug - OK there was bribery involved as my son (16) wanted my daughter (14) to take the dog - her price to take the dog, was a hug! A family walk on a sunday towards a local stone circle here nice when we get out together - and very lovely to see them have a hug - even if they are only being bribed to have one! I like that we still do family things, even now they are a bit bigger.
Ring of Brogar, well a bit of it!
Have a lovely December and Christmas everyone!