I think they might have guessed right.
I was planning on walking down to the creek this morning, it´s usually quite beautiful there when the snow has been falling for some time. It was slightly less cold and it looked like the wind had calmed down some too. But I did put on double socks and found my old wool scarf too just in case.
We had barely left the cottage when the snow started to fall and I noticed that the wind wasn´t gone at all, on the contrary it was even stronger than before but came from the right direction so I couldn´t feel it around my home. So we went in to the closest part of the forest instead where the winds couldn´t reach us. In there I realized that we´ve gotten around 30 cm (12 inches) of snow and the winter just seems to continue to fill my neighborhood with more and more of this white garbage.
Earlier this year some polish weathermen predicted that this winter most probably would become the coldest one in a thousand years and at the moment it looks as if they were right. But it has happened before that the winter started this early, just to die totally a couple of days before Christmas and that´s what I´m hoping for 🙂 🙂 🙂
Today is the first of Advent and that´s kind of big here in Sweden. Our Christmas stars are hanging in our windows spreading their gentle light and so does the Advent candlesticks too. I haven´t done that yet but this year I´ll have the star in my kitchen window and maybe one advent candlestick in my living room window. I will also put one advent candlestick in the garage window, I think that´ll look nice.
Most of us also have candlesticks decorated with moss and perhaps some small toadstools in plastic and with four stearin candles in it. Today the first candle is lit and only one candle will be lit all this week, next sunday the next candle will be lit together with the first one and so on until Christmas (I forgot to decorate mine and now it is a bit hard to find moss under all snow, but I might get out to collect some lichens instead so I can show You how it looks tomorrow). This is also the day when most people goes to church because today they sing most of our favorite hymns.
I however will stay at home, I´m not getting out in to the traffic in a snowstorm if I really don´t have to. I´ll stay at home, make lots of pots with tea, put lots of fire logs in the stove, have some breakfast that I have forgotten to eat, take a nap, take a couple of walks with my dogs and watch tv I think 🙂 Have a great day now!