it has been snowing
and we are getting out the decorations that i kept. one 18-gallon sized tote.
all my favorites. it's good to be getting them out. but so different getting them out here.
i added some fresh greens to what i am putting out and around.
and my inadvertant snowman collection. i bought the single when i was in college. ben bought the couple for me the first christmas we were married. my brother bought me the family of three for maddie's first christmas. by then, i realized i had a thing going and pointed it out to my mom. she added both families of four for me over the past few years. so - there we are.
this season has rarely been easy. beautiful. but not easy. i am always seeking out the light - of candles and twinkly light strands and sun rises and sets. this year, we are in a basement apartment which doesn't afford views of sun rises or sets. so, lights and candles are finding spaces. this year i am finalizing the paring down and the organization of 800 square feet.
this year words aren't coming very easy to me.
so, she kept all of these things and pondered them in her heart.
and i keep putting bits of words in my journal. and i keep trying to string them together here.