Today I am thankful for...
~my curious little babe who doesn't discard any nature find as too little or dull.
~the warmth of a wood burning stove. We love it, the dogs love it, the cats love it. Ash, wood chips, melting piles of snow, random bees and beetles awakened from their winter slumber - all part of heating with wood, but none of that diminishes my love for this important part of our home. A rosy cheeked little barefoot babe sitting on the sheepskin rug, mug of hot chocolate in hand and book in lap - the image just wouldn't be the same if she was seated in front of the forced air heating vent.
~sudden displays of independence - wood gathering from the back forty, delivered by sled. (If we asked her to do this, she wouldn't. But because it was her own idea, she'll now do it multiple times a day.)
~silly dogs that make us laugh (and swear).
~the sudden pop of yellow on a dreary ho-hum day.
What are you thankful for today?