For our prompt of “Kitten” today, I made a sketch of one cuddled up in a warm blanket. The temperatures are starting to drop where I live, and that means it’s time to get super cozy! Philippe and I have a heated blanket that we turn on early in the evening so we have a warm bed each night. I adore this time of year, even though it can get super chilly. We’ve already put up our Christmas tree so we could add some lights. It also gets super dark very early so the lights have added a bit of magic to the mix. I think we might leave some white string lights up throughout winter this year. Otherwise, it gets a bit gloomy come January when everything goes dark again. Our pup Elliott doesn’t like being covered in a blanket, but he does love to use his nose to build a little nest and then lie on top of one. It’s so dark when we wake up in the mornings, Elliott’s never really excited to get out of bed. I know exactly how he feels. I’d love to just stay snuggled in bed until the sun comes up each day.
Thankfully, we have a few extra days off this week. Philippe will be cooking his amazing Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday and I’m so thrilled. It’s fascinating how incredible food tastes when you only have a particular dish once a year. We don’t repeat dishes for Christmas, so there’s a whole separate menu coming up next. We’ll be traveling the first twelve days of December this year, so I’m so happy we put up our tree early so we can enjoy it. Part of our travel will be visiting my family in Texas, which is always a wonderful trip that I look forward to each year. It’s a busy time at the start of the month, so we’ll be spending the rest of the month at home. I’ve always adored the holiday season, but it seems to rush past far more quickly than I’d like. I wish I had a way to slow down time, but that sort of magic is well beyond my skills.
Philippe actually just purchased a brand new blanket recently. It’s one of those insanely soft and fluffy blankets that only appear this time of year. Elliott has already discovered it, however, and decided it must be an early gift from Santa. We’ll find Elliott curled up on the blanket each day when we get home. I can’t blame him. If I could spend all day curled up in a soft blanket, I would totally do it. This time of year, I try to slow down a bit and focus on the joy of the season. That means that projects go a bit more slowly, and some get pushed until next year. I just want to experience the glow of the season and the feeling of living inside a snow globe for a few weeks. It’s the perfect way to end each year and recharge before starting a brand new one. So, that’s where you’ll always find us during the holidays. There’s really nothing better than being with the ones you love most while enjoying the unique and beautiful bliss that only comes during blanket weather.
About the Doodlewash
Sketching Stuff Coloring Set – Da Vinci Watercolors: Charlie O’Blue, Quinacridone Red, Leaf Green, Terra Cotta, And Ultramarine (Green Shade). ZIG Cartoonist Mangaka Pen with Black ink, Princeton Aqua Elite Travel Brushes, in an A5 Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolour Book.