Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!
I'm sorry kids but I love the snow and cold! I do. I know it's cold and I know that snow stinks if you are driving in it(mostly because of everyone else around you) but I love it. I can bundle up and stay warm but in the hot of summer there are only so many clothes you can take off and trust me, you wouldn't want to be around to see that! Plus, you have all your hot beverages(tea, coffee, hot chocolate) and I love fall and winter clothes; sweaters, boots, fun socks, hats scarves, marshmallow puff coats! Playing in the snow is great fun. I took my son out on the sled today. As I trudged through a good 10 inches of snow I realized what a great workout it is and *bonus* even when you sweat, you don't feel overheated! The only thing that made me sad today was I tried to show the weetot how to make a snow angel and realized how old and broken I truly am! Not only do I have arthritic joints that ache when I try to move my arms and legs through the snow (mainly my right shoulder from an old soccer injury) but trying to get myself up from 10 inches of snow with nothing to grab onto or use as support...well let's just say it was a wee bit embarrassing! I know that everyday I'm not as broken as I am today, my arthritis has been flaring for the past 5 days or so, but it was one of those moments when I wished I could have been a young parent. I now fully realize how my dad must have felt when we were little as he was diagnosed with RA around his 40th birthday. Regardless, my pain won't keep me down and I do believe if I get out there and move more instead of less it can't hurt but help in the long term(it'll hurt like hell in the short term but, eh, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right?)
Well now I have to focus on taking down some Christmas decor. Already today I've listed a new play dough kit in my etsy store, played blocks, made lunch and played outside in the snow. Must get a start on dismantling the tree (et al) while the little one sleeps. He is going to be so heartbroken to see everything go away for the year.:o(
Have a great day, stay warm and try to find something you love about the cold winter months!!