...and whatever nastiness of weather we may look forward to in January and February, at least we notice that the days are getting longer. Minute by minute they lengthen out. It takes some weeks before we become aware of the change. It is imperceptible even as the growth of a child, as you watch it day by day, until the moment comes when with a start of delighted surprise we realize that we can stay out of doors in a twilight lasting for another quarter of a precious hour."
~ Vita Sackville-West
Due to an "equipment malfunction" with our electric company this past Tuesday, we lost our electric in the wee hours. Here in PA that day showed temps (with wind chill) to -30*! It got a little chilly in the house but thankfully, the electric wasn't out too long! Chris and I were the only ones awake that early and I enjoyed the time with the oil lamps and candles lit throughout our home!
The boys decided to dress alike one day before we started our schoolwork...(it made me smile!)...
Around the house a bit...
- John Boswell
Lord of lords, let me be nothing, if he shall but reign, and every tongue shall call him
blessed, it shall be bliss to me to know it; and if I may be but as one of the withered
roses which lie in the path of his triumph, it shall be my paradise."