Monday, February 13, 2012

Winter Madness...

I'm torn.

One one hand, I'm ever so grateful for this mild winter we've been having, as it's kept heating costs well, if not low, then certainly lower that they could have been. And trust me, this is a big deal. ;)

On the other hand, I'm longing for a good old fashioned snowing-in. The kind that blankets everything in white and forces us to slow down and spend a few days enjoying the comforts of hearth and home; simmering soup and homemade bread, wool shawls and down lap duvets, quiet evenings spent reading and knitting and playing board games...

It's been a strange winter so far, with just a couple of dustings which were gone in a day or two. Nothing like 2010, when we had those back to back blizzards...

We called it "snowmageddon", remember?

Not that we need anything quite so dramatic - but one good snowfall before spring would be nice, don't you think?

Maybe I need to break out the snow wand? I have this fabulous little folk artsy piece by an artist named Brigitte Holsten, of Paint the Moon Primitives (whom I've since lost track of, and so wish I could find her work again)...

The wand hangs on the dining room hearth, beneath the far too dusty teapots, and there's a little spell card attached which says:

"God and Goddess that I seek
I hope this doesn't sound too meek
I ask of you to make it snow
and make the cold winter winds blow
Now that I have asked this of you
I will help you to make it true."

How fun is that?! You're supposed to chant the verse, and wave the wand in all four directions.

John says he'd much rather we had a wand for springtime weather, but I suppose that's because he's the one who gets to drive in the snow, and I'm the one who gets to watch it while sipping hot cocoa. ;)

How about you? Is it winter in your neck of the woods? Or are you missing it as I am?

Before I run, I must share one more little bit of winter madness, this newest eBay auction. I swore I was finished with eBay, but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do, and this week it means selling the Mad Catter box...

My favorite part is the message inside, which pretty much sums things up around here, hehe. ♥

That's about it for today. I'm off to work on commissions now, and perhaps do a bit of sketching for the new Practical Magic piece. I'll be back very soon, and in the meantime, I hope you're enjoying your day whatever the weather...

Until next time,
♥ Carolee


black eyed susans kitchen said...

I am with you all the way Carolee! It is one of those Mondays when I cannot concentrate or make a good decision, so a nice thick blanket of snow would be perfect...I could be happy getting cozy under the covers with a hot chocolate and a good movie...but alas it is Monday.
♥, Susan

millefeuilles said...

Dear Carolee,

I have come to your lovely blog via Heather's. I totally understand your desire for snow. Up to three weeks ago I was feeling incomplete as our winter here in France had been very mild. We have been blessed with copious quantities of snow, ice, and subzero temperatures: all very unusual for our part of France.

I adore that wand and poem; they appeal to my kind of imagination enormously.

It's really lovely to 'meet' you.


Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

AT HOME WITH SNEEZELS, SNIFFELS, and cotton brains I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR A GOOD OLD FASHIONED SNOW SINCE DECEMBER!!! I've given up, every rumor was only a rumor. Some folks north a bit and some even around the vast Metropolitan area got a little snow, usually not lasting. My hunger for snow, like my hunger for Massachusetts stars is an old habit. I travel to get it satisfied. Besides, one can have an imaginary snow day any day if one has no full time outside job to get to. Meanwhile, the comforter, creative projects, music and some lovely soup contents me. This amazing news from Rumania reminds me to watch out for what I wish-

Heather said...

This has been a strange winter, hasn't it? We got a dusting yesterday but now its long gone. I wonder if that was it, or will we be hit with a may snow storm? Oh, I hope not!
What a pretty neighborhood you have, it looked so lovely in all that snow!~