After a long-Winter's nap, I seem to be waking up slowly.
I gave the house a good clean this week in preparation for Imbolc and opened the windows up for a nice airing out - even though it's still fairly cold here. A little new energy in the house is a good thing! Speaking of new energy - the above pic is my new housemate Beau.
She was living with my friend's son for the last year, until he developed an allergy to her. He was going to have to take her to the SPCA because no one wanted her. So of course, I caved. She is nutty and a pest - and I adore her utterly.
I've also been garden-planning, which definitely helps with the Winter blues. I'll post my list of garden must-haves here soon. For now, the only thing showing a stirring in the garden are the early bulbs (snowdrops, crocus) and there are tiny green shoots poking through. That's enough to give me a bit of hope!
I know some of you are still under quite a bit of snow. I hope you are hanging in there, and are finding little signs around you that signal Winter's eventual end!