Winter in Austin is pretty short so I particularly enjoy the few evenings when it is chilly enough to have a fire. The cats enjoy it too and make for a very cosy scene.
It is also a good time for hand quilting and knitting. I work away while Steve reads to me. Thankfully once he finished "The Merovingian Kingdoms 450-751" he turned to biographies of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington and has even been persuaded to slip in a little of "The Hobbit" here and there.
I have been working on my Antarctica piece and expect to finish it right about when Bilbo makes it back to his snug little hobbit hole.