We’ve basically skipped winter here in Charlottesville this year, but this weekend we finally had snow in the forecast! A projected five to eight inches was supposed to start falling early this morning, but we woke up to nothing but clouds. Still, it’s been all the meteorologists can talk about, as well as basically anyone else we’ve talked to this weekend.

It has started snowing — although we’ve been downgraded to a mere one to three inches. Oh well. I’m okay with skipping winter this year, but one pleasant snowy afternoon is a delight.

Now that we need to hunker down and stay indoors lest we get caught outside in a snow drift, I’ve been keeping myself busy. First, I made hummus! I don’t know why I had never done this before, aside from the fact that tahini is not one of my pantry staples. I followed a recipe from Cook’s Country and added extra lemon while going light on the garlic. It is SO GOOD. I could eat it with Wheat Thins all afternoon (and, in fact, I think I will).

I also have a few new books to read: Tal Ben-Shahar’s Happier, and Daniel Gilbert’s Stumbling on Happiness. I finished reading The Happiness Project the other day and want to further my research. It’s really been making me think and remember why I majored in psychology.

And between the reading and knitting I’m working on, I have my favorite chocolate to eat:

my favorite movie on:

I could watch this movie over and over and over and over and over …

and excellent company.

And in addition to that, Steve just finished painting the nursery! (He has been working so hard on the nursery — I think tomorrow I am going to reward him with a ricotta orange pound cake. Yum.) It just keeps getting better and better.