Maybe it was the stretch of super cold weather. It could have been the lingering state of mind after a busy holiday season. Heck, the entirety of 2021 could have been what drove me to decide that I’d spend a weekend — the whole weekend, Friday night to Monday morning — at home. No dinner out, no work and no errands. A mid-winter hibernation was in order here, and so last weekend, I put on my favorite sweat pants and got right down to it.
Once I decided on a quiet, holed-up, hunkered-down respite, there was some planning to do. Thing is, in order to have and enjoy a winter-y weekend of total peace and blobbing around, you need certain things. You need good snacks, belly-warming food and drink, books to read, games and puzzles. And one important thing: a hunker-down weekend isn’t a weekend of cleaning or closet organizing, no. It’s strictly time under a blanket, stirring a pot of bubbly soup, movie watching, slurping hot tea.