The sun is out today, and the glare from the snow is blinding, even in the house! I am so glad to see the sun—yesterday was long and dark and snowy, and a bad case of cabin fever caused DH and I to argue all day. He and Bernard have gone to town today, and I’m cleaning house while ED knits. It’s very peaceful. DH is a very bored and restless presence during times of being stuck in the house; the rest of us can settle—even, to some degree, the border collies—but he has a hard time.

I’ve placed the first seed order of the year. DH has been out of work, so money is in short supply, but as the money comes in, I’ll be ordering more seeds, potatoes, ducklings, and chicks. We’re also talking about the possibility of rabbits, but we’ll see.

OK, time to finish cleaning the kitchen and have a cup of oolong tea. And give thanks for sunshine!