February 9, 2016

Winter's Start


I'm growing familiar with these delayed winters, and while I'm not holding my breath for the monster snow of February 2015, it certainly feels 'right' to kick off this month with a blizzard or two. Smith was out of school last Friday and today, and my evening class was cancelled as well. The storm fell a little short of the predictions, but I'm so grateful for a four day week-end (of sorts- James still did have to work), and a slower pace. We made snowballs and cornbread and chili, James came home early and shoveled the driveway. Winter done right.

I've been reflecting a lot on school and work. When I started this journal, four years ago, there was very little of either in my life, outside of the hard work of parenting that is. Now I have double scoops of everything, and I feel fulfilled, and overwhelmed with gratitude... and also, just overwhelmed. Period. 

Smith starts Kindergarten next fall, and I'm already nervous and wistful. Roo will be in preschool a few mornings a week as well. I will have more time than ever to work on design projects and prepare for classes... and yet I find myself wanting to pull back, to do less. All the balls are already in motion for the coming months, but it's something I'll continue to sift through as summer nears.

For now, I'm steadied by the snow, and spread a little thin. It all seems about right for February. Welcome winter.

4 comments:

  1. I really love the last two pictures with the snow covering the branches like that. Looks like a pretty good storm by my southern-hemisphere lucky to get a dusting of snow in winter standards!

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    1. It was so pretty at the end of that day! Snow clinging to everything and the sunset turned it all pink, photos don't do it justice :) Wonderful to hear from you, I am trying to make the push to write here more often. Looking forward to rediscovering your space as well. Xox

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  2. Wow! Look at that pretty snow! You've captured this time of year perfectly. So glad you're blogging more lately. It feels like a special treat when I discover a new post -- I actually squealed just now when I saw there was more than one to catch up on. :)

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    1. Thanks Lauren, I'm trying! I really think instagram sucks out all the blogging mojo. But it's a totally different beast, and I'm really making an effort to get back here. "I think I can, I think I can". :)

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