Appreciation (With Gritted Teeth)


I am still holding out hope that the snow will melt.


But in the meantime, I can’t deny a few appreciated moments that it has brought with it:  My children voluntarily playing outside, three times a day; frosted windows; an unexpected snow day; and the coziness of a fire in the wood stove.

Snow Day


A snow day on the first day of spring…

(First, let me clarify: I am grateful for the day off, not for the snow.)

A snow day is a gift of time. Time otherwise spent working or driving to school and activities can be used for relaxation, family time, and catching up. In this case, it was spent painting cabinets while listening to my kids play.

This is time I would have otherwise missed.