Oh, the weather outside is frightful

A typical monday for us is pretty basic. My daughter and I get up anywhere between 5:45am and 6:30am, make coffee, pick out books to read and snuggle on the couch until the sun starts peeking out then get ready for school. My husband follows shortly after, filling his cup of coffee and answering e-mails he missed over the weekend. When you own your own business you don’t ever really stop working but we have learned to take breaks and dote on out daughter as much as possible. She is 3.

Today, however, is not typical. There is snow outside. And a lot of it. Now, we are not clueless of snow around here. It is just that it is not typical for this time of year (we are, after all, in the southeast ). This is like mid-february weather for us. And it is the second cycle this week. Last year, if all of you southeastern/Western North Carolinians remember last winter we had a colder than normal winter too. By the time April rolled around we were all bouncing off the walls and bitter. The first glimpse of warm weather and every mother in Buncombe County had their child/children outside! The playgrounds were like swarms of bees!

This summer I vowed that I would not let insanity sink in, if in fact, we were to have a cold winter. Somewhere in the back of my head I was saying, “there is no way we will have another winter like last winter”! Mother nature is politely reminding me that I have no idea what I am talking about!! So, here we are with a lot of snow, blustery wind, a three year old, four dogs and two cats. What do you do in your 1800 square feet of shared space? Well, I have made a list. In my attempt to craft homemade goods on all levels I have been inspired by cooking from scratch, making crafts with whatever is in the sewing kit to having a potted garden. Learning from friends, family and other blogs. Continuing today with journaling, just for fun!!

Things to do this Winter

1- make a craft everyday with my daughter

2- cook something scrumptious in the kitchen everyday (almost)

3- Finish the book, “Three Cups of Tea”

4- Start a new book

5- stay connected with family and friends all over the world (socializing is proven to be healthy)

6- Learn how to blog/Journal

7- Take as many photos as possible

8- Dote on doggies and kitties

9- Dance in the living room with husband and daughter

10-Try to go outside for at least 10 minutes everyday…

So far, So good. I can’t wait to see what else we can find to do this winter. At least for the month of December we are distracted with all the wonderful holiday musings!

Cause, Baby, It’s cold outside!!

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