Two things happened this weekend. 1/ I got tired of being in the house and 2/ I watched a movie that reminded me about what I want life to be all about. I have another post about that, but need a day or two to let it settle in and gather my thoughts. So Sunday, we escaped the house and headed to one of the local parks. I threw my sneakers and my camera in the car and hoped to get some photos and a brisk run/walk in while the girls played on the playground. Obviously, the snow was not cleared making the walk impossible, but we had a good time exploring in the snow.
Boo of course found a new walking stick from a piece of driftwood. This girl picks up sticks everywhere. Oh to count the number of sticks I find in the car, in the house, in the dog kennel…..everywhere. Ems had a time rearranging some furniture for the fairies living in the hole in this tree. “Seriously”, she told Boo, “don’t mess with it”.
It was a nice day for exploring. It was a warmer 40 degrees, still I hate to be cold, so I did not care that I was walking around in a pair of crocs, yoga pants, a long sleeve-t-shirt and TWO sweaters…..quite strange looking, but warm, and hey at this point that’s all I care about.
Simple pleasures: fresh air, sunshine, the river, a snowball fight around the jungle gym, laughing girls, all three. Sometimes I have to remember to stop being so serious all the time, let loose, find something simple and have fun. All the other boring stuff at home isn’t going anywhere, anyway.