Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Musings on a Winter Day

Yesterday was such a dreary day that I heeded the advice my mama taught me: if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. So I kept myself from social networking of the internet kind.

It actually started on Sunday afternoon. A cold wind blew into town with a thick and heavy fog and a promise to stay.

Honestly, one of my biggest pet peeves is a whiner, especially an adult whiner, and the absolute worst is when that whiner is me. So I decided to keep from splashing my dissatisfaction (over something as silly as weather) to myself. --Although if you ask The Mister, he will tell you my day wasn't completely weather whine-free.

Instead, before waking the kiddos from slumber, I lit a candle, ate my breakfast, and did a little reading. It helped straighten up an entitled attitude. The fresh coffee helped too.

I am such a sunshine girl.

And warmth... I'm a heat and warm weather kind of girl.

Of course, what did I do with the rest of my day?

I went ice skating.

The Boy had some friends that were all meeting to ice skate, so with the promise of finishing his assignments, we headed to the ice rink in the early afternoon. I hadn't been skating in nearly two decades; the kids had never been. They both did great. I did pretty good for a near 40 year old homemaker who hasn't worn skates since the 80's.

I fell for the first time, ever. Today I cannot tell if the left side of my body is sore from yesterdays workout or that lovely (and ever so graceful) crash meeting I had with the ice while all the smart parents (who sat in the grandstands) watched.

However, it was good exercise for the kids and The Boy enjoyed hanging out with friends on a Monday. My favorite part was the opportunity to spend a couple hours holding my Girl's delicate hand. She was like a new fawn, all lanky arms and legs, on ice skates trying to figure it out... cute as can be.

Today the weather man said there would be sunshine by noon, and I will enjoy it because more cold and wet weather is on its way.

I'm not worried.

I've got lots of candles...


Amy said...

You are braver than I am to go ice skating! Hoping to see that sun shine again soon!! I find that I'm so much more productive on a sunny day than a foggy one.

Jennifer M. said...

That was me yesterday. I was in such a bad mood! I wonder if it's the dark, winter weather effect?