Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Enjoying It Anyway


This morning I dragged my tired bones out of bed, stumbled into the kitchen to get The Boss' milk, and looked out the window.

My heart began to flutter and excitement crept into my bones.

I felt like a little kid on Christmas morning.

It was snowing.

"What is going on?" I asked myself. It's not as if I haven't seen a TON of snow this year.
It's not as if I haven't been longing for Spring.
It's not as if the cold was welcoming to me.
I don't get it.

And then I figured it out.

I have a happy disposition. I love celebrating, and being happy, and rejoicing in every little thing around me.
Since my body knew that we are still in the middle of a few winter storms, it decided to enjoy it anyway.
Today has been a nice day.
Keith is asleep, I am sitting by the heater, and my house is clean.
I am going to get up and make some bread in a minute, because there is nothing in this world better than hot bread from the oven with soup during a snowstorm.
I love watching the flakes dance around each other finding their place in the blanket that covers my yard. Sometimes they seem to be racing, other times it is the most casual journey. I love that.
So despite my desperate longing for the sun, and the blessed heat, I am going to live up every second of these storms that are still coming, and enjoy the hot chocolate and snuggling with my husband, and the big hugs and kisses that my son seems to give when it is cold outside. I encourage you all to do the same. Let's be honest, in just a few short weeks we will be complaining about how hot it is, because that is how this blessed state works. Super hot summers, super cold winters, and lots of memories to be made because of it.

Picture from here

5 comments:

Sue said...

Great post, Amy. And I loved your thoughts on Emily's blog, too.

Thanks!

=)

* { Shannon } * said...

I love how you are happy about the snow rather than bitter that it's not Spring weather! Enjoy your hot soup and homemade bread tonight, you'll need to post recipes on your recipe blog :)

Em said...

me too!!! i love the snow, no matter when it comes, i've always loved stormy weather though, and not just the song;-)

Amy said...

Sue,
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am glad you enjoyed it.

Shannon,
Hahaha, life is better if we just smile and laugh through it all, don't you think? No need to be upset by the three storms coming to us right now, we can just enjoy the extra coziness of life.

Emily,
Stormy weather is so much fun, isn't it? It just gives more scope for the imagination, I think.

Andrea said...

I'm like you, I love sitting by the heater and eating warm bread on cold, snowy days! And although I'm not usually a big fan of snow, I'm sure pleased by it this year because it's a far more beautiful sight to look at out my back window than all of the mud that's out there when the snow melts!