Saturday, January 3, 2015


It's snowing in that perfect way - just enough to transform the landscape, but not enough to inconvenience us.

The Christmas tree will need to finally come down tomorrow, but tonight I will bask in its glow one more time.

Soup is simmering on the stove.

I'm sipping a delicious chocolate porter.

I've spent all day thoroughly engrossed in David Mitchell's "The Bone Clocks" and I probably won't move from the couch until it's done.

It really doesn't take much to make me happy.

What are you doing on this first Saturday night of 2015?
I hope yours is as lovely as mine.


  1. A friend stopped by as I was taking down Christmas i stopped and we had a glass of wine (or two). I made some pasta and had some Trader Joe's Clams in Garlic Sauce to top it off. A lovely evening, even if the Air Conditioning is on, and there is no snow. Happy New Year!

  2. Happy New Year, Karen! Our tree came down Jan 1 as I insisted we put the house back in order--hoping for showings now that the holidays are over. The snow was pretty, wasn't it? But I'm glad it won't stick around. :-)

  3. The snow was pretty coming down, Karen...sounds like a perfect Saturday indeed. Mine was likewise enjoyable (containing art and reading too, even a few light chores..!)and ended with helping my older son shovel the driveway in the middle of the night! I slept like a baby after that. Happy New Year!

  4. K--sounds lovely, my friend and I'm with you -- it is the small pleasures in life that I enjoy. We didn't even have an Xmas tree this year (first time in 40 years!) but the garland and lights were just perfect and so pretty. I have been reading and relaxing too. Happy 2015 to you and your family! xo

  5. There's not much more I could ask for from a day - falling snow, soup on the stove and a good book. My Christmas all came down on Saturday and my house is clean and fresh and new, always a good feeling even though I always dread the Christmas season being over.

    Now I'm off to check out that book - "The Bone Clocks" sounds very intriguing.

  6. Karen! I've missed your blog posts so much. Good to hear from you again. Looking forward to what you have to share with us in the coming weeks & months.

  7. Your beautiful collage caught my attention and then the mention of a chocolate porter. I may have been enjoying a vanilla porter and reading "A Dirty Job" by Christopher Moore. Now I'm on to "The Dressmaker of Khair Khana". Wishing you a wonderful 2015 and a few more lovely Saturdays with soup and a just a touch of snow!