I made some homemade chicken soup this morning. We had some for lunch with oyster crackers.
There is plenty leftover, so we'll have it for dinner too with some pumpkin bread I made while dear son was working on his math worksheets.
Yup, we are back to school today after the long Christmas break.
It's been a little hard to get back into our routine, but I'm sure we'll settle back in after a couple of days.
All the schools in my area are closed and many local businesses are closed as well (hubby's included).
Weather.com is registering the temperature, in my zip code, to be -5 (F) with a wind chill of -20 (F). That is cold....very cold. You can hear the wind howling around the outside of the apartment and cold air is sneaking it's way around the closed blinds.
Today is one of those days I really miss my fireplace!
My Christmas cactus bloomed this year.
I don't think it bloomed last year, so I was excited when the buds started to emerge on the tips of the cacti "leaves".
The pretty blooms remind me of:
I've seen a lot of people picking words for the year. If I had to pick one, it would be HOPE. I'm filled with hope for 2014 and looking forward to the days ahead.
Stay warm and carry on!
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope."