I love fall, as it seems most people do, but the minute it turned even the slightest bit chilly, I started dreading winter. For months I can never get warm, mainlining hot drinks and wearing a hat 24 hours a day. Last year was particularly awful, having to be up all night in the freezing dark with a newborn. In an effort to head off the depressing, cold days ahead, I started a Pinterest board of all of the tolerable (perhaps even enjoyable) things about winter. This mostly involved steaming beverages, blankets, knitting, and lights.
I can't remember where I first heard of it, but I'm intrigued by the Danish concept of Hygge. It seems that everyone has their own definition, which is something along the lines of coziness & warmth, spending time doing the things that make you happy with the people you want around you. I hope this winter will have more hygge, filled with knitting and baking and nesting under blankets. There isn't anything I can do about shoveling snow, or trying to wrangle holding a baby and an umbrella while unlocking the door, but at least I can put up some twinkle lights. They are my winter lights, not Christmas lights, and are definitely staying up until March.