Archives for January 23, 2014


Most of the day I kept thinking, “I really hate snow.”  I realize that just writing those words could make me really unpopular.  But, I was kind of dreading the mud puddles on the floor, the piles (and I mean big piles) of shoes, socks, gloves, and coats.  The crying.  I hate the way snow days often feel chaotic and messy and wet rather than cozy.  Sometimes they make me feel anxious because I can’t seem to look past the extra work.  I guess I just have a hard time rolling with it.  Finally I put on a coat and hat myself and decided to take a walk while Job was napping.  Okay, I guess I don’t hate snow.  I actually really like, maybe love, it.  It’s a real luxury to take a lonely walk in a snowy forest.  Possibly worth the muddy melting part soon to come and all the extra laundry.

(photos of me and Trudy taken by Keats)