Trying To Get Into The Spirit


Hey there folks! Anyone who knows me knows, I hate snow! Yes, veritable snow hater here! (I heard those gasps from the back, lol!)

This is my snow hating face:

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But the boss LOVES snow, so I thought I would also post a snow loving face for you guys too!  This is totally the boss!

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I, on the other hand, cannot stand the white stuff. I’ve been trying to get into the Christmas mood. I guess when I was a kid, it would have worked, having snow days and white fluffy snow to play in. The cold didn’t bother me like it does now. To be honest, I can’t stand it. That term ‘cabin fever’ is a real thing, being stuck inside and unable to open the door to the fresh smells of spring rain make me antsy for it.

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Something I dearly miss is this, rains that bring pretty things then sunshine and warmth. So, yes, having a hard time gearing up for a season I can’t stand. So, please forgive my less than chipper attitude as winter sets in upon us and Christmas is on the way.

If I listen really hard, I might be able to hear those annoying birds at 5 AM trying to tell me it’s time to get up or get used to it and roll over…yes, even things about the spring annoy me, but those are all signs of renewal. A time to shed the blankets and heavy window dressings so the air and light can come flowing through the house, making it feel better to be in here. Spring always lifts that sour winter mood I can sometimes find myself in, maybe it’s the feeling of confinement we feel in winter. I’m not sure, I just know that I can’t wait until it’s over.

Christmas is supposed to be a happy time, a time we also count our blessings. I don’t think we should have specific days to celebrate that we’re alive or that we are blessed. To me, holidays such as these are all about the kids. We should feel blessed all the time. We’re alive, far better than the alternative. I also know, it’s a time to spend with family, etc. Spend time with them when you get the chance all year. I’m not into consumer propaganda to get us to buy all this stuff for people. If they want it that bad, they will find a way to have it, without our help.

BUT, if you love the cold, enjoy it, I on the other hand, will be huddled under my blanket waiting for the spring to come and the wild notions in me to open up and fly.

 

Jen~