The Deep Cold of Winter

Where I live, January is the coldest month. This year we have had record snows in our mountains and some very cold, rainy days here in the valley. It is perfect weather for staying home and snuggling by the fire, maybe with a good book. Sounds idyllic, but the reality is that I get a deep longing for sunshine and warm weather. The novelty of a new year fades and a bit of cabin fever sets in towards the middle of the month. It takes me a bit of effort to do something other than hibernate. How do you get through the deep cold of January?

This month, we have a quote from Roald Dahl. Mr. Dahl was a British writer and author of many beloved books including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, and Matilda. Writing is something you can do to while away the winter days and writing prompts are a great way to get started. Who knows, you might be the next Roald Dahl!

We learn how to make homemade pompoms and the creatures you can create. The best thing about pom poms is the sky is the limit when it comes to being creative because there is no age limit. (Littles might need some help)

How about a Chicken and Rice Casserole to help warm up the house and your belly? Served with a salad it is a complete meal that my family enjoys. The pickiest eater in my house always ate the rice and the rice is yucky club ate the chicken and salad. This month I share a family recipe with you that was passed down by mom.

I do adore movies when the weather is not being nice. I share some of my favorites for everyone from the littles to the whole family. Grab a blanket, some popcorn, turn down the lights, put away the electronics and enjoy a movie.

January heralds a new year and here’s to having a great month to start your year off.

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