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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Winter afternoon

It's the coldest day of the year so far. The thermometer hit a low of 20°F last night and the high today isn't above freezing. Tonight may be even colder.

I'm having the best kind of cozy winter day at home.

Vegetable beef soup has been simmering in the crockpot on low heat since yesterday afternoon. It's making the whole house smell good.




I'm reading The Once and Future King by T.H. White. It's like reading it for the first time since I was probably only 13 years old (or thereabouts) when I read it before. It's excellent so far.  I like wandering around ancient England with the Wart.

Later on today, I'm planning to resurrect my long-dead knitting project. I saw a hat on Facebook this morning made by a member of a local knitting group that was truly beautiful. The urge to begin knitting again is upon me. I'd better take advantage of it and see if any progress can be made on this cowl. I'm longing to wear it eventually.




One last thing I plan to do today,  no matter what,  is take the dogs down to the park at the end of the street. They need a good walk (so do I) and they love our little neighborhood park.  A pair of large red bellied woodpeckers live there, and dozens of squirrels. It should be deserted otherwise on a cold weekday afternoon like this.

Have a good day, my friends.

10 comments:

  1. Mmmmh, that soup looks delicious - I can almost smell it! Perfect for a winter day.
    We've had the coldest day so far this season on Monday. By the coming weekend, it is already forecast to get back to above freezing point, so there possibly won't be more snow, but rain. Just as well, since we do need it.

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    1. Thank you! The soup photographs well with all the colorful vegetables it contains. It really does smell good. I'm thinking of baking some muffins or scones to go along with it.

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  2. Off work on a Tuesday? I think that Americans call this "playing hooky". In northern England we call it "skivving off"! Naughty Jennifer!

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    1. I wish I could say that I'm playing hooky today! It's just an ordinary day off, as I work most weekends. Maybe I should play hooky tomorrow! Thanks for the idea! :) haha!

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  3. Just made a big pot of clam chowder but after seeing your beef soup I wish I had made the same. It is non stop rain here good weather for soups.

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    1. I've never had clamp chowder, if you can believe that. I love most seafood, though, so I'm sure I'd like it.

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  4. It's 38 degrees--probably the coldest it's been this winter.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I just realized that you live in Jacksonville. My brother-in-law and his family live there, too!

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  5. Your knitting has a Scottish look about it. Will we see the finished hat?

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    1. It's going to be a large cowl, and I will definitely show it off when it's finished!

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