“Brew me a cup for a winter's night.
For the wind howls loud and the furies fight;
Spice it with love and stir it with care,
And I'll toast our bright eyes,
my sweetheart fair.”
Minna Thomas Antrim, “A Night Cap.” A Book of Toasts. Philadelphia, 1902.
TIME: 8:26 PM
PLACE: Back yard
SUBJECT: The “wonky” Sunset Maple Tree
Happy Valentine’s Day to all! There wasn’t a huge celebration at our house. The kids got some chocolate kisses and Hershey bars. HandsomeHusband gave me a box of chocolate covered strawberries from Merb’s Candies in St. Louis, which are always appreciated by me. I gave HH a book of 52 reasons why I love him that I made out of a deck of cards (I brazenly stole the idea from the Dollar Store Crafts site). In other news, I took Oreo to the groomers today – she was especially stinky and now she is smelling better. DramaQueen’s friend, Lola, is spending the night. And it is snowing again…we are under a winter weather advisory with up to 5 inches of snow expected to accumulate. I guess it is a good thing that the kids are already off tomorrow for President’s Day.