The view from my basement office. The lights are off, and it is quite dark and gloomy down here today.
It is SNOWING today in Nova Scotia, for the first time of the season. It’s a total rip-off, though, because it’s a wet, disgusting snow-rain. I believe the first snow of the year should be a fluffy sprinkling of pre-Christmas excitement, not glorified RAIN.
It’s also cold. I bought the kids new hats and mittens this morning, because … ugh. Winter. It’s coming.
I actually don’t hate winter, exactly. I just hate that I haven’t found my favourite leather gloves. I bet you $20 they are buried in a coat pocket somewhere, it’s just a matter of which coat …
My main problem with winter — my only REAL problem — is the driving conditions it brings. I am a terrible wiener of a driver in snow, and I get nervous worrying about Darling Husband driving in the snow.
Although … I just remembered hot chocolate, so … I might have to run upstairs and make some before my next interview!
I’m Heather Laura Clarke. I’m a writer living in beautiful Nova Scotia, I have a 12-year-old son and a 10-year-old daughter, I married my high school sweetheart, and this is the story of my handmade life.
I have depression and anxiety, and I fight like hell every day to keep them from taking over my life. Creating things helps.
Whether I’m writing novels, decorating a room, busting out my power tools to build furniture, getting muddy in the pottery studio, sewing clothes, or cross-stitching a swear word, I’m all about using my creativity to craft a life I love.
I’ve been writing this blog since 2009, so if you dig deep into the archives, you’ll meet a bright-eyed 25-year-old newlywed who was basically obsessed with having kids, buying a cozy house, and supporting herself full-time with her writing. (Spoiler alert: she got exactly what she wanted.)