Saturday, January 8, 2011

Some favorite things today

Today, a quiet Saturday in mid-January, I'm enjoying the nice slow pace of life, and finding comfort in some warm and cozy mid-winter things...

Home-made potato and ham soup for dinner

Banana chocolate-chip muffins for a sweet treat

Cozy turtleneck sweaters

Warm fire on the hearth

I'm also loving the serenade we're getting as our daughter rehearses Holst's "The Planets" and Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 on trombone.

And I'm loving that my son, the chemical engineering / biochemistry undergrad, is devouring his new coffee-table glossy image book of the periodic table of the elements as if it were a video game guide.

And I'm loving this quiet, relaxing evening on the couch with my husband, watching a movie as the house settles down into the dark, quiet evening.

There's a lot to be said for the empty calendar and obligation-free time immediately after the holiday rush.

Linking to The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sundays.


  1. Oh, you are so right. We are all so overscheduled. It is so wonderful to take time to enjoy the simple moments of life!

    Thank you for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  2. What a wonderful posts, Jenny! I enjoyed every word and every picture, and I agree... it's time to relax and unwind after all of the hustle and bustle. I want one of those muffins... mind if I snitch one??? ;-)

    Happy Seasonal Sunday...


    Sheila :-)

  3. Very nice post, sounds like you had a lovely evening-enjoy:@)

  4. Ummmm.....homemade soups are one of the best things about winter!

  5. Thanks for your kind comment! Love your photo, it sure makes me hungry. We haven't gotten a cold spell yet, so we are still bbq-ing outside! But soon..

  6. Looks good, and the schedule sound good too! I love "no plans" days!