Abode {W}

Thursday, December 8, 2011

{phfr} almost winter!

 Pretty- Heavy frost on the sundial in the garden. This may be the closest we come to snow this year!
 Happy- Butterscotch brownies for the farm children, homemade raspberry cordial for the farmer and I! I made the cordial using our raspberries, and it is a blast of delicious summer time flavor!
 Funny- A (blurry) Stuart with little people on his fingers. He walked around for quite a while with them on his fingers, and was showing them to all his siblings. He thought he was pretty funny!
Real- Do your toddlers ever scribble in their older sister's school books? Mine does. Not very often, but when he does, he does such a thorough job! He also appears to be ambidextrous!

Joining Like Mother, Like Daughter for another round of {phfr}, capturing the contentment found in the ordinary. This contentment in the ordinary is comes very easily to me right now, during these quiet days of almost winter! I spend my mornings schooling my children, my afternoons baking, cooking, knitting, reading aloud. It is very pleasant, especially after a summer and fall of sheer busyness! There is such contentment in letting each day find it's own rhythm, without the usual hustle and bustle! Cozy, peaceful winter.


  1. Now I want butterscotch brownies!

  2. We're making brownies today too. I found somewhere online that today is National brownie day. Any day is a good brownie day :)


  3. I love the 'old' Little People- last Christmas, I bought a bunch on Ebay

  4. My kids are begging to see snow this year. It's tough living in Florida, I tell ya! ;) I do like that picture of the sundial. The little people fingers are cute!

  5. Wow, that sundial is gorgeous! How pristine! And those brownies look delish! :)

  6. This is a fabulous post! I agree with your pretty and am intrigued by your happy- it sounds lovely. Of course, the title and header for your blog does, too. Thank you for stopping by my site today- I am so glad we've met ;)

  7. Any mention of raspberry cordial makes me think of Anne of Green Gables :)
    I'll have to make some next year. We have raspberries in the garden, but making cordial didn't occur to me.

  8. Little people are so precious. Thanks for sharing your contentment!