Every morning I wake up warm in layers of fluff
I look out the window to see if the sun is up (and out!)
Then I tiptoe over to the other windows to check the state of the union
This morning I found pawprints all through the snow!
And then I just gaze at the mountains for a minute or two.
We didn’t move here for the mountains (in fact, I dislike them compared to the ocean or water views) but I have grown to love them. So much that whenever we return to Charlottesville, I find it’s the mountains that remind me most of home. (That and the sweet, sweet air!)
Enough of the pensive thoughts – breakfast is waiting!!!!!!!!
- 1/4 cup oat bran
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1/4 cup milk
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/2 banana
- Salt, vanilla, cinnamon
- 1 tbsp flax
- 2 tbsp cottage cheese, stirred in at end
- Pumpkin butter
- Sunflower Butter
- Rosie’s Best granola
The house still smells like smoked paprika collided with a burnt log. Coincidentally, I just received a sample of Aussan Natural Room Odor Eliminator from the Home Cleaning Kit available through OpenSky. It’s 100% natural, nontoxic, botanical – and it worked! There’s a nice, light lemony smell, but that has faded to a neutral as well. I spritzed it all around our living room and no longer smell the smoke. Impressive. [More on the company here. More on the kit, which comes with a non-toxic oven cleaner and all-purpose cleaner here.]
We have exciting Christmas related plans for lunch with Karen – 1 week till Christmas!