My absolutely favorite kind of day is one that is gray outside. Gray and rainy. Gray and snowing. Gray and anything. GRAY! I love it! It is the ultimate in cozy weather if you ask me - perfect for staying home. (I know, I am in serious minority on this one!)
The lights inside seem to glow brighter, candle light looks fabulous with gray weather outside. It reminds me of when we were in France - the gardens there looked so beautiful and the flowers seemed more colorful than they do here. Why, I wondered? I think I figured out why - at least for me. The skies are gray very often and the houses are also very neutral. The only things providing color are the gardens! Here, we are bombarded with color!
Anyway, the point is it was gray and cozy. I decided when I got up to declare this a pajama day. We would stay in our pj's all day! I was the only one who wanted to - but that is ok with me!
We started our day with a yummy and cozy breakfast:
Fresh Apple Muffins, a cup of tea, milk ~ mmm, delicious!
Look at this cute tea bag rest my Mom sent me from Celestial Seasonings. One of these days, I'm going to plan a tea around this theme!
After breakfast, we read this lovely book:
The little ladies took their time getting dressed. We folded laundry and put it away. Then, we had a tea party! Oh, the girls were so excited! I sat with them and sipped "tea" and worked on a Christmas project (I'm planning a Handcrafted Christmas series here in September and October).
We snuggled together on the couch and watched a movie, played, I admired my farm fresh eggs! We cleaned out the fridge together. Next, it was time to fix lunch. A cozy lunch to me is a grilled cheese! And, I'd been wanting to try this recipe, so today seemed like a good opportunity.
The Ultimate Grilled Cheese
1 pkg. (3 oz.) cream cheese, softened
3/4 c. mayonnaise
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 c. shredded Mozzarella cheese
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. seasoned salt
10 slices Italian Bread (1/2 inch thick)
2 T. butter or margarine, softened
Mix cream cheese and mayo until well combined. Stir in remaining cheese and seasonings. Spread about 1/3 c. mixture on one slice bread. Butter both outside edges of bread and toast in skillet until lightly browned. (From Quick Cooking, March/April 2000)
* I made half a recipe and I think that 1/3 c. mixture is too much for one sandwich - so this would probably yield more than five sandwiches. I know it isn't low anything, but it was a fun treat for today.
We read some more before naps and then the ladies headed off to slumber. I marveled at how much water had collected from all the rain and added my watering can to collect more!
I gathered my craft supplies and headed to the couch to watch a movie from the library. I can't remember how long it has been since I made some of my favorite notecards. I hope I never get tired of this craft, because these cards always make me smile!
What does a cozy day look like to you? What is your favorite kind of weather?