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Cozy Nights

The Minnesota winter has been snowy and cold.  That’s nothing new, but my evenings have been made so much more snug with some very thoughtful Christmas gifts.

I call this my Cozy Cloak. It’s about the size of a lap shawl, but has arm holes.  Not as clunky as a robe, stays on my shoulders, and is made out of the softest fabric ever invented.  Charlotte gave it to me, and I’ve worn it nearly every night since Christmas.

When the wind howls and the snow swirls through the night sky I wrap up in my Cozy Cloak and climb into bed for some reading time.  There’s always a book on my bedside table, and this Christmas Husby treated me to Tales of Beedle the Bard.  After reading all of the Harry Potter books in succession, Tales was a perfect addition to the wizard collection.

MaryAnn contributes to my cozy nights too.  For several years now she’s given me a box of truffles for Christmas, and this year was no different.  For a woman who doesn’t like sweets much she sure knows how to find the perfect candies for me.  They’re creamy and rich – the perfect indulgence to accompany a good book while wrapped in a soft, warm cloak.

I’ll never complain about Minnesota winters as long as I can find comfort in the dark hours of night.  I think I’ve got it nailed, thanks to the wonderful gifts from wonderful people.

 

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Winter Time

If it’s winter in Minnesota most likely snow will be involved.  One day I noticed snow like I’d never seen before.  It took me a while to decide if  giant snowflakes had fallen from the sky, or tiny little stars.  I guess they could be considered both.  I was so amazed at this unusual snowfall I took some pictures, although I couldn’t really do the flakes justice with my camera.  They just took my breath away.

 

 

Snow comes in so many forms.  It can be wet and sloppy, falling to the earth like tiny, little water balloons.  It can be nearly invisible, whirling in the wind and accumulating faster than one could imagine.  It can be as dreamy as a snow globe or as horrendous as the worst blizzard.  In all of my years in Minnesota I’ve never seen snowflakes like these.  They’ve probably been there, but I just didn’t notice.  I’m glad I noticed this time.

 

Winter time.  How wonderful.

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