Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Snow day!

Things haven't been very rosy around here lately. I haven't been feeling very healthy and E has had a bout with a cold and a stomach flu . We have slowed down to a snail's pace waiting to get better and many of our regular activities have fallen by the wayside. On Sunday I forced myself to suggest we resume our usual weekend walk up on the mountain by our house and I am so glad that I did ( as is our dog). It felt so good to be out, in nature, soaking up the sun's rays and enjoying the peace and happiness that I always find when I am out. I spent some time just lying on the ground with the sun shining on me, chatting with S, watching the boys play in the woods, and some time fooling around with the camera.
This is one of my favourite little bits of trail.
A future home of some little critter?
A view of the lake, with long, low rays of winter sun.Two more of my favourite things. :-)Yesterday things starting looking up around here, health and morale were improving and the boys started getting excited about the forecast of snow. In order to prepare we took down our fall wall hanging that Nicola made for us.And put up this winter one that I found at a thrift store.One of the things I find most frustrating about being sick is not having the energy to cook a proper meal of good food. We have had way more than our share of soup lately (which I do love) and so yesterday evening I was pleased to be feeling well enough to make a proper meal.
I roasted some shredded carrots, zucchini, garlic, red pepper and some of our tomatoes, that we have stored in the garage, to be used as a polenta topping. This topping was so good that I had to stop myself from eating it all and save some for the polenta. Then I also made a mushroom topping with thyme, so we had polenta two ways. Both were delicious.We also had one of our garden squash and a simple salad. It was lovely and, as with many things going on lately, reminded me just how grateful I am for the many wonderful little things in my life that I often take for granted....good health, good food, friends and family.
The boys were so excited last night when they saw it was snowing. This morning they got up, got their gear on, and were out the door by 7:02 am.So today is our first snow day of the year. They will play, I will play and knit, we will have some hot chocolate and just enjoy the fact that we can take the day to just enjoy the snow. Just one of the many benefits of learning at home


Felicia said...

What a beautiful place :)

Nicola said...

Nice to stay home and relax and not have to be anywhere. Glad you're feeling better.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better! My girls were out in the snow at about 7am as well.

Katherine said...

I must admit to enjoying the very activities you cited. Glad you're feeling better. Your supper looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

glad you are all feeling better. i've been thinking about you!