One of the weather-related jokes in Ohio is that if you don’t like the current state of the weather, just wait five minutes and it’ll change.
Case in point, Sunday it was a balmy almost 50 degrees F. Today, we’ll be lucky if we break 10 F (it’s 4 F now). Plus, the wind chill will be a tropical -15 F.
I’m not a fan of winter. It’s cold and dry. It’s brown. The lack of sun is depressing. My gloves stick to the spigot when I pour new water for The Ladies in the morning. I feel the urge to yell at kids to get off of my lawn when there aren’t any kids in the neighborhood and I don’t have gray hair and a walker. I just want the excuse to make someone else feel my misery.
The good thing is there are some things that make winter bearable. Those things are a good book, a warm cuppa tea, Andy or Cougar curled up in my lap and my trusty quilt.
I made this quilt when I was 21 and on summer break from college. It was the first and only quilt I’ve made in my life (so far). It’s a true scrap quilt because it’s made from my family’s old blue jeans. It’s hard to notice with denim, but the quilt starts with the light blue at the top and dissolves to dark blue at the bottom to represent a twilight sky. It’s a heavy, warm quilt and I find comfort in those qualities. My husband and I fight over it when we want to cozy up on the love seat.
Do you have a favorite blanket you like to curl up with on winter nights? What about tea? Right now I can’t stop drinking Celestial Seasonings’ India Spice chai tea. It’s delicious with a teaspoon of raw honey and just a splash of milk.