Just before bedtime last night the snowflakes began falling.
The morning brought with it a sense of excitement as to exactly how much accumulation those snowflakes would amount to.
A quick peek out the window and it was clear that the landscape had been transformed to a true "winter wonderland."
A warm breakfast of steel cut oats topped with blueberries , walnuts and chia seeds. Doing my best to get back on track with healthy eating in the new year. Outside the birds were thankful for a healthy supply of their favorite seed.
After breakfast it was time to head upstairs to work on another goal for the new year. Up there it was a snowy scene to the lake across the street. Brrr!
Caught up on last night's episode of 20/20 while putting in time on the treadmill.
My favorite part of the exercise routine...
logging my achievement onto Susan Branch's adorable calendar.
I fell off the exercise wagon to some extent in the latter part of last year. With the new year I am determined to get back to it.
Coming back downstairs after my exercise session, I was pleased to see the sun putting in an appearance. The winter wonderland was now sparkling like glitter.
Today was the day my Christmas ham bone was transformed into a delicious pot of white bean soup. While working on that and starting a loaf of crusty bread, it was necessary to drop everything and chase this beautiful cardinal with my camera. This seems to be a game I play every time we have a snowfall. Red cardinals in the snow are a lovely sight to behold.
With the soup bubbling and the bread baking it was time to write my thank you notes. That job seemed like it would go smoother with a mug of hot cocoa. A snow day called for a snowman mug so I fetched one that I had just put away with the Christmas décor.
He looks happy to be out of the cupboard.
Soon the timer will ring calling me to take the bread from the oven.
The sun is beginning to set and soon the darkness will descend upon my beautiful winter wonderland.
A good time to light the candles and then the fireplace.
Perhaps also a good night for soup in front of the fire.
Sounds like a nice way to stay warm on this wintery evening.
Happy New Year!