I don't tend to post daily here at Mitenska, but today I decided to. Because after yesterday's post I'm feeling much more positive. Yes, I know I seem to be suffering from moodswings but hear me out...
Last night we finally had some news and it seems my mum's treatment will be tough but (fingers crossed) successful. I slept properly for the first time in what seems like ages. This morning I woke up to sunshine coming in through the curtains. It's a new month. We're having a family weekend.
Emotions seem to reflect the weather at the moment: clouds gather then part again. I try to react accordingly.
So it looks like February's welcome around here. Tentatively so. But no sense of dread or fear. Just perspective, and gratitude for what we have.
And still plenty to look forward to. Wishing you a wonderful February - a transition where spring is almost upon us but we can still enjoy home comforts while the weather's wild and the days are short.
Above: hellebores making an appearance in the garden; bedtime reading for Joe (from the library); a little purchase in the form of a storm lantern; wedding invitation for next month (in lovely Wetherby); scented narcissi on the mantelpiece; outdoor woollies and wellies at the ready.