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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

One of those days...

It's the kind of day that you know even before you
draw back the curtains that it's a wet one...
 the heavens have opened up and the rain is pouring out...
The kind of day when you turn on the lights in every corner...
The wood stove stoked up...
My little studio awaits me with open arms on days like this, projects on the go...
Griffin is more than content on his puffy bed inside, lazy daisy, although being a dog,
he will eventually brave the deluge and we'll go for our daily walks...
When I was a girl my mom kept a "rainy day box".
It was full of little treasures, toys and games and we were only allowed to
open this box on a day where we couldn't go outside.
A 'snow day' or a day like today.
There was no watching daytime t.v.
In fact I think we only had 2 channels back then...CBC, home of 'Mr Dressup' and 'The Friendly Giant' and WKBW Buffulo, New York, home of 'Commander Tom' and 'Movie for
a Sunday Afternoon'.
I must admit though, on days like these I've been known to hunker down with
a good movie (or most recently "Downton Abbey"!) 
for a few hours while working on some needle felting.
But I've also got a great stack of books to read.
I just finished "State of Wonder" by Anna Patchett and feel
filthy rich to know I have not one but 5 books on deck
to choose from!
I'm listening to KING FM, the classical radio station from Seattle and
the host just announced flood warnings for much of Western Washington.
I'm sure it will be the same for a lot of these parts up here in B.C.
So that's what it is.
A day like this.
Stay dry, stay warm and find comfort in a mug of tea and a book by the fire.
 
 
 
 
 


5 comments:

Meggs said...

Your studio looks so cozy and inviting!

Megan

the wild magnolia said...

I always think of snuggling under warm covers and reading, sleeping, and eating. hahaha.

love the pictures and books.

Mary said...

Beautiful post! We certainly get our share of days like this in the Pacific Northwest! :) Griffin doesn't look as though he wants to go outside anytime soon.. lol. And it think those are some great books you've got there!

Willow said...

Despite the rain it sounded like a lovely, lazy afternoon :)

Cobalt Violet said...

Cozy! Love the space!! And so envious of your wonderful deck!