Embracing Winter

Slowly, but surely we're making our house a home and doing our best to plan nights of home made dinners with flowers on the table. Well, I shouldn't say plan… when these nights do happen, it's usually on a whim, which I don't mind so much. Autumn is dwindling and the sun sets around 6 o'clock, which  tends to put a damper on the evening, and yawning begins much earlier than intended. I'm trying to learn how to embrace this winter. My mindset is that winter is over after Christmas ends... But the reality in the Midwest is that is just when it begins. It's easy to get in an emotional or creative doubt during this season. 
I don't want it to be as harsh this winter, I want to develop ways to really savor this season. When the sun sets early, I want to turn on my lamps and plug in my stringed lights. I want to make dinner in a dimly lit kitchen with quiet music playing, muffled in the back ground. I want to set our table and eat dinner by candle light. I'm going to look at this winter's dark as just the means to soak in night life. It might be an excuse to make more dinners romantic, get in your pajamas a litter bit earlier, or read a little bit longer before your slumber. 
How will you create ways to make this winter more bearable? I would love to know how you intend to embrace the dark this winter. 

Warmly, always.

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