We got just the right amount of snow this weekend. Enough to hole up and be cozy, but not so much that we lost power, as some of our neighbors to the east did. I’ve got the start of another slab pie simmering in my magical instant pot (carnitas with a cornbread crust), and various other projects and plans are in progress. A sampling….
Just as I was cleaning all of my old insurance cards out of my wallet, this painting tutorial popped up on the “A Beautiful Mess” instagram feed. I had a few mini-canvases squirreled away for a rainy day (and my stockpile of paint is enormous), so I didn’t even have to venture out for supplies.
I ended up giving one canvas to Little Miss to re-paint, because I didn’t love it, but the other two are now proudly hanging on my wall. (So quick and easy and satisfying!) I think they look like abstract cacti.
And I’m working on a new hat for Sweet Husband. I joke that he loses them almost as badly as the kids. (But he makes me coffee every morning, so my resentment at making new ones for him is much, much lower.) I love this hat for guys, because it’s a little more interesting to knit than a plain ribbed hat, but—in the end—it’s a plain ribbed hat.
And of course, there was sledding. We rounded up a few of the kids’ friends yesterday for an hour on a local hill. The Kid is pretty independent these days, but Little Miss still needs a little help. (Mostly getting back up the hill. And “needs” might be too strong of a word. But it’s a good workout, so I mostly oblige.) The kids are already making rumblings about going back today, and I think we still have enough snow to make it happen.