Who did you miss more...me or Downton Abbey? (Don't answer that.)
We've been caught up in the hustle and bustle of the new year lately. Our holidays were full of dates with family and lots of traveling. We spent NYE in a relative's apartment in Fort Lee, with a stunning view of the George Washington Bridge and the Manhattan skyline. The sight of the city full of lights made my heart pitter patter. Something about knowing so many people are so alive, so close to you, makes you feel more alive yourself.
We also got to spend some time in the city, and my goodness, I'd forgotten how much I love that place. I saw the Rockefeller tree for the first time in years. But my favorite place of all was the Bryant Park tree and skating rink. It's much less crowded there, and I wanted to stay for hours, breathing the cool, still air from the rink, listening to Christmas carols, and watching big people guide little people around the ice.
I think this adorable guy felt the same way.
I'm also trying to enjoy my last few quiet moments before classes start up. I'm revisiting Louisa May Alcott again, with Little Men and Jo's Boys. If you somehow missed out on these classics during your childhood, please please go grab them from the library. I just love getting lost in Alcott's beautiful language and deep appreciation of children and family and home.
The winter wind has also been making me a shivery mess lately, so the perfect crochet project is a new hot water bottle cover to replace the one from my mom that I wore out through years of cuddling.
I took these pictures while we were staying with J's family, and I've made lots more progress since then. I can't wait to share the final product!
And isn't that bed cover just divine?
Linking up with Ginny and so happy to be checking in. Hope your holidays were as joyful as mine! xoxo