Today is gray and chilly--perfect for November after a long hot spell for months and months! Here's how we cheer up our gray days:
Music is a must! Bach's Cello Suites, Joel Clarkson's "A Thousand Dreams" album, old Rich Mullins' albums, "Quiet Christmas," and so on. Quiet and calm but uplifting.
Candles--our fall favorite is the Paula Deen pumpkin candle a friend gave me. I also love the "Cashmere Woods" scent by Glade.
Reading on the couch, all cozied up under our electric lap blanket, accompanied by the candles and music.
Laundry, too: a humming dryer of warm sheets and towels makes the laundry room and kitchen warm, and everybody loves the smell of clean clothes!
A hot lunch. I make quesadillas a lot; they're our alternative to peanut butter and jelly, which takes first place in our hearts here.
Today we're having all of our school in the great room, cheered by all of the above, and I foresee hot cocoa at some point, followed by naps for all. (Except me; I'm forging ahead on curtain sewing.)
As I type, Grayson and Addie are walking around wrapped up in their new Snuggies. Humor also cheers up the grayest of days!