Snow. Flooding. Cold. Ice.
I’m beginning to sound like a broken record. When is spring?!?
In all honesty, when it snows it makes me happy. Everything is bright and cheery and I’m not looking at the brown grass or thinking about the moles that are invading my front yard and threatening my peonies.
This month was filled with moments of playing outside when it was warm enough and the snow was beautiful.
But as the last few days have been a bit sunny, I’ve found myself looking out the window into our yard dreaming of the day I’ll be able to sit out there and read my books. Oh, how I will never take that for granted.
Speaking of reading, if you love to read as I do I highly recommend using goodreads to track your favorites. This isn’t sponsored in any way, but I’ve been using it for the last two years and I love it simply as a way to set a goal for myself (25 books this year) as well as to keep track of what I have read. Because, well…. I forget. This past month my favorite book I read was The Tatooist of Aushwitz. I highly recommend it for anyone like me that loves historical fiction.
I would like to inform you that we have officially taken down our Christmas lights. It was a sad day but it had to eventually be done. I did love having them up for so long and really might have kept them up all year long, but alas we were due for a wind storm and I didn’t think they would make it.
Speaking of the windstorm. It was a crazy one but I do find myself feeling very secure in a home that has probably seen worse and survived over 150 years. The boys have taken the winter storms in stride – even enjoying all the ice that accumulated in our front yard.
We’ve also had lots of flooding as evidenced in the field across the street. We’re almost lake front property. Almost.
Before the windstorm was the arrival of lots of snow within a short amount of time. Because it came with rain shortly after we were able to build a snowman for the first time all winter! Our snow is never wet enough and I had to teach the boys how to build a snowman. Of course as soon as it was built they wanted to tackle it – I did not let them and my sunglasses are still out there somewhere today.
When I did venture out I made trips to our local butcher and Amish bulk food store. Oh, how I love stocking up and visiting these lovely places. I may live far from many things but having these local treasures is lovely.
Having the Amish live so close to our home is a great reminder of the slower pace of life, of hard work and of community. I do love my Keurig and my electricity but their way of life reminds me to slow down.
All in all, it was a nice February full of winter moments. It has me thinking of spring and the jobs I want to get done outside. Our barn is in need of repair and an upgrade. We still need to burn the fence line brush we took down last year and a garden would be nice.
Maybe I’ll just rest in winter a bit longer. 🙂
Are you longing for spring or savoring these last few winter months?