Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Winter is coming.

Yep. You heard it here first.

OK. So maybe you didn't hear it here first. Really, all you have to do is look outside to realize winter will be here before you know it. The leaves are starting to change in some places. Farmers have started their harvests. And, as I type this, I see a squirrel busily collecting acorns on the big oak tree across the street from our house.

When I got home from work last night, I saw T had changed out the screens for the window panels on our doors (Anderson Doors - worth every single penny we paid for them - and we got them on sale, of course).

While T was putting the mower away last night, he insisted Monkey and I go check out the new tires that arrived yesterday for the Jeep. While in the shed oohing and aahing over the beauty of them and how wonderfully deep the treads are, T started organizing a bit. He was rearranging to make room for the ton of corn he'll be adding to the 2 ton of wood pellets already in there.

I spied something that actually made me look forward to the snow (crazy, right?).

Our snowshoes and Monkey's sled! So instead of dreading the cold this year, I've decided to embrace it with open arms. After all, I did enjoy the snow last year. Perhaps this is another one of those things that change when you become a parent? I look at things through her eyes more than I do my own now.

I'll end this with a few pictures from last winter. Afterall, it's something to look forward to.


maine momma of 3 (formally: stayathomemommy from maine) said...

ok, ok... I guess I have to start embracing the change of seasons... we do live in Maine!!

Jodi said...

I find it really helpful to think of the fun Monkey is going to have. That makes it fun for us, too.

We tend to forget to enjoy life when we become adults. After all, we have all of this responsibility (like winterizing a house!). It's just not nearly as fun as childhood was, obviously.

I love that we get to relive our childhood through her. :-)

And we get to come in for cold kisses and hot mugs of cocoa this year! I'm very much looking forward to that. lol

Gram said...

Awe... I hope Gram can get some of those cold kisses & hot cocoa, too!

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