Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Happy New Year! I had all of my chicks in the nest this year, so I was a happy and blessed mommy. I shopped, wrapped, mailed, knitted, baked, cooked, decorated, nursed a sick cat, cleaned, laughed, cried, got beat at Scrabble, praised God, traveled, hugged, sipped Peppermint Mochas, listened to political candidates, ( I live in Iowa) and then.....sat in my chair and read for awhile. I am reading a collection of fiction called, "Log Cabin Christmas", it just suits me right now. We had no snow for Christmas. After all the activities that I enjoyed and pushed myself to is what I feel like right now.
I would like to stay here for a week....maybe by myself! :O) It will never happen, but it is kind of fun to plan a week of solitude, even if only in my mind!
I will need a stack of dry firewood to keep my fire going! When I was a young girl, I stacked many cords of wood just like this. I LOVE the fragrance of freshly split wood. There is something very satisfying about creating a neat stack of wood.
 I will be doing a lot of reading, curled up by the fireplace!
I will put on my boots and take a walk in the crunchy snow and probably see a few of God's creatures!

I will inhale the deep, crisp, clean scent of the winter that is mingled with the tang of pine trees, that are thankful they were overlooked another holiday and did not become a decoration in someone's home.
When I come back in, I will definitely need a hot soak. (don't you adore the movie, "The Holiday"?) I need to watch it again very soon. That one and "You've Got Mail" are pretty much my favorite movie escapes.
I would sip a lot of black tea and some coffee too. I would go without makeup (except I might scare even myself) and wear slippers and pj's all day, except when I ventured out into the snow. I would love spending time in prayer with God.....clearing all the cobwebs away. A dark cozy, warm,quiet cabin suits me right now. How about you?
Okay, so after a few days, I am sure I would be lonely and miss my family, but it is fun to think about and right now it just sounds wonderful to me. What do you think? Would you like to go too? We could stop at antique stores on the way. You could have the cabin next to mine if you like! I think I got this idea when my husband and I visited Estes Park, Colorado. I saw a lot of sweet little cabins that I just adored. God gave me quite an imagination and most of the time that is a good thing! I think I need to go get dressed now and get back to my to-do list!


Sara Crane said...

Beautifully written!

Betsy said...

This sounds wonderful. I'll take the cabin next door just as long as I can plug in my hair dryer and flat iron. Lovely pictures and very inviting.