The cold snap has passed. It is becoming a distant memory of this past week. The cold was bitter, and we are in the south. I can only imagine how cold it was in New England this week.
I loved being able to dress in winter things. I pulled out my real winter gloves, my scarves, my knit hat and my winter coat. I still shivered when walking the dog. It was wonderful to feel the cold again. It makes you feel alive, at least it does me.
Today I walked the dog without a jacket. The heat is turned off in the house. Yet, today, I feel more like it is winter than I did in the cold. Today is a dark, windy, rainy day. Branches have blown off trees today. The water in the pond is dancing under the wind. The sky is threatening more rain. To coin a phrase widely used around the campfire, it was a dark and dreary night….
It is a good day to climb on the couch, wrap up in a blanket and sleep. A deep winter’s sleep. I have thought about a good nap all day long. But, laundry had called and it is almost dinner time, so no naps today.
I hope you have a calm, restful weekend. DAF