It is warmer here today, high 30's. Snow is melting. But still, all is black and white. And cold. My amaryllis has opened in its subtle red. My eyes feel renewed and revitalized with its cheerful color.
My hand sewn slippers. An indulgence of ten or so years ago which I have never regretted. Some of the stitching is coming undone, but they are still wonderful.
About this time of year my skin feels so dry and itchy. The only solution I have found is a good calendula lotion. Not easy to come by. There is a homeopathic version I have to order by mail. But I have recently discovered this Weleda brand for babies that works wonderfully and is stocked by the local health food store. This cream is an expensive winter indulgence but well worth it.
And I wouldn't be without my trusty hot water bottle tucked beneath the covers. It retains the heat for about 4 hours and keeps my toes warm. It is portable so when you go on your winter ski vacation you can take it with you. what could be better than that!