It's snowing right now.


This morning I woke up with a humble little winter wonderland around me. I'd been waiting to wake up by voices shouting 'hey look it's been snowing' ever since I started listening to Christmas music (i.e. the first of November). Anyway, the humble little winter wonderland is wet and slushy now, with grass peeping through the brown-white snow and with the sky above alternating between snow and rain, but this weather is making me pretty happy all the same. I think it's funny. Like the clouds just can't make up their mind. We've had thick dusty-looking snowflakes today, thin measly ones, snowflakes-kissing-raindrops ones, just rain, and rain-with-a-few-snowflakes-for-decoration ones.

When I woke up and went to the bathroom to put in my contact-lenses, I looked through the big window in our landing upstairs and looked in the calm (it hadn't started raining by that point) and dark garden - with the humble little winter wonderland. It was just gorgeous. It looked like a Shirley Hughes painting, you know, from the Alfie books. Our pond had frozen, the trees were silhouetted against the grey morning sky, and the whole big garden was white. (I love the colour white. Outfits made out of white + pink + black are my favourites. Oh, and navy blue.)


Well, I must be off. Not that I don't want to talk, I just need to go and practice mon Francais and go downstairs to see if there is cake. 

Oh, okay then. I can tell you quickly what I've been up to recently, though. 
1. I redecorated my wall above my desk with Pinterest pictures and Audrey Hepburn quotes. 
2. I went to see Lis Mis live and just wow za. (It was a school production, but it was amazing beyond glory. I'm having thrills. And I once said I would hate Les Mis forever.) 
3. I bought Emma a little birthday present and sent it off. 
4. I ordered the Emily Starr series for my birthday. Their covers are darling + so snapshot-worthy. 
5. I ate two Ferro-Rocher chocolates the other day and just. why. Why do such delicious things even exist. Pizza is like, bad in comparison to Ferro Rocher chocolates. 
6. I REALLY must go now. My brain is screaming at me. "Naomi. You know you're procrastinating."


(I know. Gregory Peck is handsome and Audrey Hepburn is gorgeous. You don't have to say it.)
Oh, my sister just came up and gave me chocolate. DAY MADE.

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  1. Tell me more, Naomi :D Hope you had a wonderful day :D

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  2. Yayyyy---SNOW!!!

    I just love snow . . . It's of my favorite things ever, period. And you know something funny? Most of my favorite books/stories all involve snow in some way. The Long Winter, The Silver Chair, Shadows on the Rock, Lord of the Winds, Frozen . . . I think it's kind of a trend ;-)

    Ah, yes. Les Mis is COOL. Not quiiiittte as cool as Newsies--but still pretty awesome.

    Okay, I can't really say that. They're both about equally good, I guess. Just in different ways . . . depends on your mood.

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    1. I LOVE snow too. =)

      Oh, I still prefer Newsies to Les Mis, DEFINITELY. I can now say that I love les Mis, but I LOVE NEWSIES MORE the end.

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    2. I'm more often in the mood for Newsies, definitely. But still . . . Les Mis is purty epic too.

      "And this I swear to you tonight . . . Your child will live within my care . . . And I will raise her to the light . . . I swear to you . . . I WIIL BE THEEEEEEEERE."

      *gulp*

      All da feels.

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  3. Snow is a most wonderful thing to wake up to!
    Yesterday I got a splendid surprise when I drew the curtains and saw everything covered in white.
    You've seen Les Mis live?? I envy you!

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    1. Ah yes, it's the best. :-)
      Yes, it was splendid!

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  4. Ah, I love snow! Especially mornings when you first find out, and then suiting up to go play outside and then hot chocolate. Sigh. We haven't gotten any snow this year, and I don't think we will. But your lovely post reminded me what it feels like, so it's almost like it did happen! That and I desperately want cinnamon rolls now. :)

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    1. AH yes. Hot drinks after coming inside are the BEST. (I didn't go outside today because of the rain, but I know the good, good feeling.)
      Me too. (About the cinnamon rolls. :-D)

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  5. Snowing? Awwww, that sounds so pretty! It's just a grey, grey, wet, rainy day here. No good for going outdoors, but I hope to get lots of writing done! It's the perfect day for that!!

    I love the bunny cookies :)

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    1. Well, it's grey and wet here NOW. Almost all the snow is grey now. Haha. :-D
      I should get some writing done, too...

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  6. I live in Alaska, so of course we SHOULD get snow, right? But, it's been unfortunately hard to come by these last few weeks, so I was very glad to see some whiteness decorating my view of the backyard a few days ago. Snow is so pretty.

    You went to see Les Mis????!!! Even just a highschool production would probably be one of the most exciting things of my life. It came near us about a year ago and my parents went, but I didn't because I wasn't old enough. :( Seriously, seeing Les Mis live is one of my bucket list items. Like, if someone told me it was coming to Alaska again, I think I'd scream. :D

    Why are all the L M Montgomery books so beautiful?? I have two editions that were published semi-recently and they're just so pretty to look at, but all the rest were copies published when my grandmother was young, so they're also vintage-y and cute. :)

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    1. Snow IS so pretty! We don't get half as much as we should, here in Belgium.

      Yeah, it was pretty awesome. I didn't expect much, to be honest, because it was the dress rehearsal (tickets were free) of a high school production, but I blew me away. I cried to bits when Marius sang 'Empty chairs and empty tables.' It was epic.

      I know. They are!

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  7. Oh my goodness! That first picture! What are you trying to do, make me hungry? Haha! :)

    Snow! Oh, it's always so delightful to look out your window in the morning and find the ground covered in white. I don't get as excited about it as I did when I was younger, but I certainly still remember the thrill it used to give me. Your description of waking up to voices shouting, 'hey look it's been snowing' really reminds me of when my siblings and I were younger. :)

    And now you're talking about chocolate. Sounds like you're having a very delicious sort of day. :)

    Very sweet post, Naomi! It was good to hear from you again.

    ~Miss March

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    1. Yep, dear Miss March, I am. :-D

      Yeah, I'm afraid I'm not half as excited about waking up with snow as I was as a younger child - but I still LOVE it. :-D

      Well yes, the chocolate was lovely. :-)

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  8. I completely understand procrastination. :)I really should be working on my Old Testament College class......

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  9. Snow!! Yay. I'm 'appy fer ya. ;-) (Oh, excuse the Irish accent. I've been watching North and South.) We've been having gorgeous snow, but the temperature's rising today so I don't know what tomorrow'll look like.

    This post made me laugh. :-) I keep forgetting you have contact lenses -- that's just so weird. (Contact lenses would SO bother me. I applaud people who can wear them.)

    OH AND THE BUNNY COOKIES!!! I must make them. And eeeeeh, I'm so excited to get my birthday present. :-)

    ~Emma

    P.S. Oh, was there cake downstairs?

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    1. Well, I'm still waiting for some REAL snow, tbh. (I said tbh instead of 'to be honest.' SHOCKING.)

      They WOULD bother you, although seriously, they were only annoying the first two weeks. Now I can put them in in a few seconds. (I don't look as good in glasses. Ah, what I do for vanity's sake. :-D)

      Haha, the bunny cookies made me think of you. (And the present isn't that special. Just something small. :-D)

      Nope, we didn't have cake, but I had DELUMPTIOUS hazel-nut-chocolate.

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  10. You haven't had snow until today? That's terrible. :( But at least you have some now! Living up in snowy Canada as I do, the snow's been about a foot and a half thick lately. I had a ripping snowball fight with my siblings yesterday, and it was TONS of fun. :)

    THAT PICTURE AT THE END. *faints* He's soooooooo handsome! And she's so gorgeous! Elisabeth and I own four books about her now, and we're always looking for new ones.

    ~Eva

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    1. I know, it IS Terrible. :-P AHHH. WE NEVER HAVE THAT MUCH SNOW AS YOU DO. #jealous.

      I KNOW RIGHT. THE TWO OF THEM.

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  11. Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!Snow!
    Snow!

    Can you tell I'm excited?! =D and to think we were emailing about it the other day!
    Did you snap any photos?

    AHHH GP AND AH! <3 <3

    ~Evie

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    1. Goodness, you are excited. :-P

      No, I didn't - my camera is always telling me 'it's batteries are exhausted' whenever I WANT to take pictures! :-/

      ~ Naomi

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  12. Ohhh, yaay!! You have snow!! So happy for you! :D

    Wow, Naomi. Your description of the view outside your window was BEAUTIFUL.

    Isn't decorating your desk area the most fun thing ever? I have my bookcase next to my desk and I covered the side of it (the case) with pictures-mostly pictures that remind me of my book. :) It makes me so happy! (And reminds me to keep working on it cough cough)

    THAT PICTURE OF GREGORY AND AUDREY!!!!

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    1. Aww, thanks! :-) It snowed again two days ago, so now the garden is even WHITER. I love it. :-)

      I know - it is SO fun. :-)

      I KNEW YOU'D LIKE IT.

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  13. *pouts* I wish we could have snow. It's not FAIR. :-P
    Oh, oh! You saw Les Miserables?! How amazing! Even though it was a high school production, it must have been splendid! Is that anything to do with your dad working at a school (I thought he did, at least...) that you could see their dress rehearsals? I'm glad you now like Les Mis. ;-D
    I had a Ferrero Rocher chocolate yesterday too. :-P I LIKE them, but they're not my favourites. I don't really "go" for nuts that much. Coincidentally, we had pizza yesterday too, and I must admit, pizza is a great deal better, IMHO. ;-)
    Oh, and speaking of food, I would really really like to have one of those gorgeous buns at the top of your post. My mouth is watering for one. :-P
    Wowza. Gregory Peck is....well, yeah...he just IS. ;-P Handsome sounds kind of lame...That part in Roman Holiday....*sniffles*
    Yesterday I went to the bookfest we have here. They put it on for about 10 days two times a year. It's supposedly the biggest second hand book sale in the world. (And not just books....TONS of DVDs, CDs, there are board games, stationary etc...) Like, the guy that was talking on the microphone said there was tens of thousands of DVDs...he'd be about right. I should know, because I sorted through every single table of them. :-P And BOOKS. Thousands and thousands of BOOKS. It really is so overwhelming. When I go there, I always think of how all my blogging friends would LOVE it there...I find all these things and inwardly squeal "Oh, Naomi would LOVE this!" and such. :-) Like, I even found State Fair on DVD there - it was only $5! Most DVDs are just $2.50, too. We got....cough18moviescough.....and I got a book, and we got lots and lots of other things. If you want to know what I got, maybe I could tell you in an email....? :-)
    ~Miss Meg

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    1. I know this isn't my conversation, but MEG THAT BOOKFEST I WAAAAAAAANT IT!!!!! Ahem. Yeah. I just sort of read what you wrote about secondhand book sales with DVDs and movies and CAN I COME VISIT YOU, PLEASE?!?!?!

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    2. The bookfest is on!! oh I forgot about it!! YES OLIVIA DO COME! =D

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    3. Haha, no it's fine, Olivia! ;) Yes, I KNOW you'd LOVE it there!! (And there certainly were a number of things I looked at and thought "Olivia!" I saw a copy of Ivanhoe, (I can't remember where I read that you liked it, but I THINK that's a book you like?) and I actually BOUGHT Seven Brides For Seven Brothers. I haven't seen it yet, but it's looks really good!! (I saw Legends of the Fall and EMMA kept pounding in my brain. ;P)
      Haha, yes, come visit me in January or July and you'll probably time it fine! :D It's a treasury for story lovers.
      ~Miss Meg

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    4. Oh there's still plenty of time left, Evie! :D It's totally worth it - I think it's the biggest one I've seen yet, and I've been going since I can remember!! :D
      ~Meg

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    5. Wait so the book thing -- is that a thing in Australia?!!!
      I SOUNDS AMAZING. MISS MEG. I WILL EMAIL YOU. :-)

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  14. I WUV IT WHEN IT SNOWS.

    (And that Roman Holiday picture. You just HAD to include that to shake up my feels, didn't you? :P)

    Ooh, I want a picture of your new picture wall! Pretty please??

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    1. YESS. I HAD to shake up your feels. :-D

      I might, if my camera behaves. (My camera is an elusive nightmare. I named it Fanny, after Fanny Thornton in North and South. :-D)

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