Between winter and the Covid situation, I'm venturing out rarely. That's not all that different from a lot of winters, but at least in the past, an excursion to Home Goods or lunch out with a friend could break up those long days. It's a long haul, but we're getting by!
Rick and his brothers are working hard to get things well set up for their mom. When he's not doing that (or work -- he still works), he's trying to get in as much cross country skiing as he can. So my kitchen display is dedicated to him!
These figures are all ones my mom had in her collection. I really love their cheerful faces! They have such personality!
They are a collection of skiers, climbers and even a golfer. They make me smile.
I've been in the kitchen a lot lately. The other day I went on a quick-bread making jag and turned out four loaves of pumpkin and apple bread. Madeleines are on the cooking agenda today.
Because at times like this, we need something sweet!
Winter is a good time for tea and these cute British icon tea tins are another thing that makes me smile.
So does this cute fellow...
...and the little friends by one of my favorite winter trays (bad lighting, but hey, that's life. I'm not Annie Leibovitz.)
The snowfolk have taken to appearing in other spots around the house, too. I love changing up the cabinet with the seasons.
Although it would probably be smart to take the Christmas plates down! Still, I really love them! And besides, who sees them but me?!
My stress test results were pretty good so for now and till Rick and I are fully vaccinated, we're using meds to deal with the a-fib. So far, no side effects and I'm hoping we can take care of it with just the meds indefinitely. From my point of view, this was the best possible outcome. Meanwhile, I've been painting a little and doing some Valentine decorating (more on that to come). And, during the Bernie-meme craze, I had my own fun adding Bernie to photos.
This one says it all.
Keep cozy, people. And keep wearing your masks.