Feb 4, 2016

February Survival List

I'm so sad.
I'm so sad because lots of you don't like winter and I'm feeling a little guilty, tucked away in my lovely warm house, reveling in the joys of getting a whole sky full of snow dumped on me and my prairie.

So here are the results of guilt, I hope they help to make February just a little bit more doable and lovable.

Hot Chocolate Recipe

So when I'm caught in the middle of a wintery day and all the hot chocolate is gone, there's a little something I like to do that makes it all better. I cheat.

Hershey's Cocoa
Vanilla Extract

Pick out your favorite mug, fill it with milk.
Pour the milk into a pan on the stove and heat until vapors begin to rise. 
Note: it would be a bad idea to leave the heating milk at ANY time.
Dump in two heaping tablespoons of cocoa
A teaspoon Vanilla Extract 
And as much sugar as you want.
If you have marshmallows, that's even better! Voila. Homemade hot chocolate in a mug!

Valentine's Day Goodies
Just chocolate, please-thank-you. It may come in any and all forms, flavors, shapes and sizes. But we like the dark chocolate with mint the best.

Comforting Books

  • The Silver Chair, C.S. Lewis
  • I Heard the Owl Call My Name, Margaret Craven
  • Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
  • The Little White Horse, Elizabeth Goudge
  • Love That Dog, Sharon Creech
  • The Borrower's, Mary Norton
Or Some Comforting Movies
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Mary Poppins
  • Inside Out
  • The New World
  • Peter Pan (2003)
  • Alice in Wonderland (1951)
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall
  • Skylark
  • Winter's End

Writerly Things

If you're a writer winter is a good time to brush up on your skills. Below is a list of some writing posts. Check them out. Buy their books, snuggle on the couch and do some larnin'.

Much love and happy surviving(but don't forget to live),

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