We are on the verge of yet another storm. Is that noteworthy? Is it newsworthy? All by itself the answer is no. So we are all going to be socked in again with inches of white fluff falling from the sky mixed with rain and ice and temps hovering right at freeing until the sun goes down and it all freezes over. A recipe for a true winter wonderland. It would be beautiful if it wasn’t for the fact that this is about the 5th time that this has happened in about two months.
As I understand it, we’ve almost had more precipitation in the past 3 months than we have ever had in the months of December, January, and February. Ever. We only need like 7 more inches and the all time record will be busted. That’s something.
Yesterday Z wanted to see the new “How to Train Your Dragon” movie and I was happy to pick her up from school and go spend some quality one on one time with her. She was supppsed to go to her dads so it was nice to have a little extra time with just her. I did have to take her back to her dads this morning though and wanted to do that before snow-apocalypse 5 started… which I was able to do without incident.
The movie was ok. In her words it was “very balanced” between action, comedy, characters, and plot. I felt it was a little slow in the middle but ending was great and had us both in tears. Happy tears, so that’s good.
Z knows her mom is a softie and sometimes I even tear up at a previews. I’ll sniffle a little and she’ll look over at me and say “awww momma” and touch my shoulder or leg to let me know she understands. In truth, the fact that she recognizes my emotion and consoles me hits me even harder. At the end of the movie yesterday she was hiding herself from me and looking the other way. When I leaned over to see her, she was crying too. Yeah, that Apple did not fall too far from her tree.
She has a whole life of joy and pain in front of her and I did that. I mean, life happens but by some magic and mystery of the Universe I was given a very special gift. Often we get too caught up in just going about our daily routine that the magic gets overlooked. If we’re lucky, we have time to stop and appreciate… everything. I have to try and do that more because it makes life sweeter. She’s an amazing person and I would not trade my time with her for the world. (Except perhaps when she’s being an irrational, stubborn, moody teenager. Ha!)
Anyway, I’m back home now and all ready for the next round of weather. This morning I did the prep work for a tasty little batch of chili which is now simmering in the crock pot and will be perfect for dinner tonight as we root-down. We’ve got the internet and Netflix and a good supply of wine. We also have a number of other indoor activities available. There’s a pool table in the parlor and a ping pong table in the basement. I haven’t previously gone into a lot of detail about the house, but it’s kinda bonkers. So much to offer. One of these days I’ll go into more detail, but today is not that day.
Needless to say, if anyone ever accused me of wanting a fairy-tale life, they were right. I’ll be the first to admit that I grew up a hopeless romantic dreaming about the boy who would sweep me off my feet and carry me off Into the sunset. I had no idea at the time that it could actually happen AND that the story would involve such a castle. Yeah, somewhere along the way my faith in “happily ever after” wained so much that I nearly lost sight of it. For a time, I was definitely lost.
During that time I could never have predicted the future. This future. This life I’m living now. Of course it’s not without struggle and doubt but the faith of the true hopeless romantic in me has been restored. Again, that’s me pausing to recognize and appreciate what life has brought me. Must be a theme today.
Well my time here is almost up and I’ve got more chores and work to do before I can truly settle down to start enjoying this blizzard. Stay safe out there people, don’t let the Winter get you and remember.. this too shall pass.
Peace In, ❄️ ❄️ 🎥 🍿🍷 💕 🏰 📚 🖊 👑 🍞 💗 ❄️ ❄️