When Matt works late, Mabel and I spend quality time watching girly movies, eating cookies and snuggling. OK, Mabel decided the snuggling part. Actually, we both agreed that perhaps we should just hole up in the house and not venture out until we can hear birds chirping again. It’s still cold here, but no snow. I can’t help but feel that cold weather of this magnitude is a sheer waste when unaccompanied by snow.
Remember Jillian? She's become a beloved family member with her shiny red chrome and fancy mixing gadgets. I never realized how much time I spent mixing things by hand... and if for no other reason, I'm thankful she makes it so easy to mix chocolate chip cookie dough. After pizza and cookies (Mabel dined on a more healthy meal; carrots and kibbles 'n bits), we lounged and watched Something's Gotta Give. By the way, this past week I watched Becoming Jane. I don’t want to spoil this for anyone, but you're going to need some Kleenex. I only say this because I wish someone had warned me!
As you can see, Mabel perceives a cross-legged lap as an invitation to invade my space.