Winter is coming and I’m getting ready for it. The kitchen is stocked and all the winter garments are clean. With the first snowfall of the year less than a week away (according to the forecast) and the possibility of another next week it is time to be ready for long days and nights indoors.
Last week my parents sent their Cafe Cocoa machine home with me.
Me: “You’re giving it to me?”
Mom: “I never use it. Every time you come over you and the kids have hot chocolate already.”
Me: “Yeah, but you can never have too much hot chocolate.”
Mom: “Take it home and use it.” Then she handed me a bag full of chocolate and marshmallows. It has already been used to make S’mores hot chocolate, cookies ‘n’ cream hot chocolate, and mint hot chocolate.
My closet has a bag full of glue, glitter, cotton swabs, pasta, thread, and puzzles. The Q-tips and glitter will make snowflakes which we’ll use to decorate. The puzzles are to be gifts from my youngest to family members for Christmas. He picked out ones he thought would be liked (wolves for me, horses for sister, Star Wars for his brother) he said he wants to put them in frames. We’ll do this when it is too cold or snowy to go out. The pasta will be used to make garland.
Lastly is my tablet and book shelves. They’re stocked full of books to read. Several books I haven’t read yet and a few favorites that I’ll read again. I just started on my pile of Christmas books. I look forward to snowy days and nights where I can curl up and read.
Do you do anything to get ready for winter?