Saturday, December 17, 2011

First day of Winter break! I love teaching, but I love to recoop for a few weeks also. The day was embraced by waking up naturally instead of harshly with an alarm clock. Pale light greeted me as I opened my eyes to a crisp morning. I lingered over a second cup of coffee, cuddled with my cat for a bit longer, listened to Adele as I journaled, the wrote on my novel for a few hours. This afternoon was filled with homemade potpouri simmering on the stove. The recipe was given to me by a student yesterday. As the sunset burned in the western sky, with its ever changing deep colors, I started work on my vision/dream board. A content and peaceful mind.

Recipe for potpouri:

1/2 an orange
1/2 a lemon
1 stick of cloves
1 stick of cinnamon
Fill pan with ingredients and enjoy the wafting scent.