Winter weekends in Indiana are very different than the warmer seasons - it's generally too cold to do much in the way of outdoor activities and with no yard or garden work to be done, all sorts of other possibilities open up. This weekend we spent time volunteering, enjoying the company of friends, cooking at home, and putting in some time in our church kitchen. Here's a few little peeks of our wintery weekend:
Our Giving Sum group had way too much fun Saturday morning sorting food at Gleaners Food Bank. This was after staying up way too late Friday night celebrating my birthday a little early, but we were none the worse for the wear.
Saturday night we celebrated the birthday of a lovely lady with an appropriately Indiana-themed party: Parks & Recreation! We didn't dress up but there were some fabulous costumes.
After making parish breakfast today, we spent a super exciting afternoon doing our taxes early. Party! But that's ok. A little knitting time and some delicious homemade dinner rounded out the day.
I love simple weekend like these. They keep the cabin fever away and make the long nights and little daylight seem like a special season rather than a downer. I can't say I won't be sorry to open the windows and enjoy long walks again when spring comes, but for now I love the winter and the quiet times it brings. And Downton Abbey is on PBS tonight so you better believe that is on the agenda.
How are you spending the winter weekends?