It’s been pretty cold here in my neck of the woods as of late and it’s expected to get even colder as the week progresses on. Out of concern for safety my other half’s employer has given everyone the next two days off. So we’ve stocked up on hot cocoa and stuff to make a variety of soups in anticipation of spending the next few days curled up on the couch reading, drawing and consuming warm liquids. Even though it’s going to be dangerously cold, I enjoy times like this. Life seems to slow down a bit and the weather gives me a legitimate excuse to be a hermit so that I can spend my time doing my work without that little devil on my shoulder beckoning me to get out the house. Winter time is when I’m most productive.