For our prompt of “Scarf” today, I ended up with a couple of bunnies cuddling up to keep warm in the snow. I actually only wear scarves when it’s super cold outside, or simply because I rather like the look. It seemed like a fairly mild day when I was out with Philippe walking our dog Phineas this morning, but suddenly the wind came and it got incredibly cold. Philippe was wearing a hat, scarf and gloves, while I had wandered out with nothing but a coat. I then remembered that under the coat I was wearing something with a hood on the back. I own several things with a hood on the back, but never think to actually use that bit. This particular day, the hood came in quite handy. But then, I caught a glimpse of my reflection in a car window and realized why I don’t ever wear it as I looked like an overgrown child in need of a shave. But, I was warm and cozy at least for the remainder of the walk, which was a lovely thing indeed.

This afternoon, I’ve been determined to continue my long holiday weekend until the last possible moment before worrying over the normal week ahead. Philippe and I finally did manage to put the ornaments on the tree last night, which was super fun. Many of the ornaments that we used last year weren’t included as we made room for the new ornaments that we couldn’t resist buying. But, now everything is in place and it feels like the official start of the holiday season. Phineas was right in the middle of everything, but not being particularly helpful. He soon wandered off to lay on the couch and fell asleep. And then we all soon went to bed incredibly early to relax and read. As the temperatures keep dropping, life just gets a bit cozier indoors, so I adore this time of year and look forward to it every time it arrives. Though the holiday season does all seem to end too quickly!

Last night, I reminded Philippe that we’d failed to get our advent calendars filled with chocolate and that the countdown begins on Tuesday. He said there’s still time, which is technically true, but I wasn’t quite sure how that led us to an actual solution. We then moved on to other things, and I’ve only just now thought of it again and am wondering if I was supposed to be the one who somehow solved the problem. I’ve just checked and nothing will arrive in time, so I’m going to assume it wasn’t my problem to solve. We’ve got our Lego countdown sets ready to go, so it will still be a fabulous return to childhood. I think that’s what I love most about the holiday season. It’s not simply permission to act like a kid again, but practically required! If I didn’t completely regress to being a child and enjoying the magic of the season properly, it would just be several weeks of nothing but cold weather.

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26 thoughts on “Cold Weather

  1. The sweetest two bunnies I have ever seen. I had a thing with bunnies as a young girl I saw one dying of myxomatosis, I thought it was a Vampire lead to terrible night terrors. Till I learned it was ill, very ill.

  2. Adorable Charlie! I’m glad that you got your tree decorated. We actually got outside for a bit of last minute yard work as it was sunny and in the 50s. Our yard has never looked this tidy. Maybe we will plant some flowers in the Spring.

  3. Aww, such sweet bunnies! I love the pink accents. So cute! 💜 Yeah, there is something special about the holiday season and being warm inside the house. We got really windy and “cold” today while I ran errands. It was nice to get home with dinner and feel safe. Yeah, wearing a hoodie is not a good look at any age especially older, but it does keep you warm. When you’re cold, you just want to get warm. 💕 I went to Wal-Mart today and they had a giant box of Legos, but they were in bright colors like purple, pink, lime green. Charlie, I never had Legos as a kid, but I was really tempted to buy these. I have zero clue what I would do with them, but they were so beautiful! Do you know what I have always wanted? The giant box of Crayola Crayons! The box with like 200 crayons. I have always wanted them! I wouldn’t use them, but I would put them on my shelf and admire them! 😀 Anyway, that’s cute about your Lego count down set. I saw a Fischer Price Little People Nativity scene. It’s so cute! I WANT IT! Even the Lord calls us to have faith like a child so Christmas is the best time to be a kid! Have a blast, Charlie! 🎄🎄🎄 Have a great week, my friend! Forgot….that’s cute that Phineas had a duckie.

    1. I always wanted the giant box of crayons with the sharpener! Last year I was lamenting that I never got one a a dear friend mailed one to me. Now I just look at it and smile!

    2. Thanks so much, Marisela! 😃💕 Okay, so first, you totally need to get that box of Lego and just play! I adore Lego… our house is full of it, and it’s just super fun to DO! And I agree… I want the 200 crayon set, but I don’t like using crayons so it would only be a trophy! And if nothing else, definitely get the Fischer Price Little people nativity… it is so cute and wonderful!

  4. I love scarves! I have some beautiful ones that I wear outside whenever it’s cool enough. I used to have a drawer full of dress scarves that I wore to work, but since I retired, I passed most of them on to friends. I think men who wear scarves look very dashing. That’s probably the Anglophile in me coming out. When I was still weaving on big looms I made a few scarves of my own design. I should dig those out and use them. Styling!

    1. Yay for Styling! 😃💕 Yeah, I adore the look of scarves, but in use they make my neck too hot nearly all of the time. hehe… I run warm so I never need quite that much to protect me. But I’ll wear them because they DO look so cool!

  5. Hello Charlie,

    The bunnies are very cute and thier scarves look nice and warm. 🙂 I’ve made up a little “Doodlewash game” that I thought might help me learn more about painting. Everyday for the past week, I’ve been looking at your sketches and trying to make a list of all the colors you’ve used. Its begun to help me somehow make my own sketches look less “flat”. Im so glad you’re all geared up for the Season and that Little Charlie is enjoying himself too. I hope you get to relive your childhood vibrantly this year. 🙂


    1. Thanks so much, Mugdha! 😃💕 Oh your Doodlewash game is so fun! I have to admit that I use colors rather intuitively and sometimes just splash in colors for the fun of it. But yes! more color always makes for a less flat appearance. So it’s fun and productive. I’ve learned that more color is literally the key, so play and try unexpected colors to add as well. 😉

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