I woke this morning and was pleasantly surprised by the snowfall that came in the night.
It reminded me of one of my favorite poems:
STOPPING BY WOODS ON A SNOWY EVENING
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
The last verse is particularly pertinent, I think. There is always SOMETHING on my list that "needs" to be attended to. Far too often, that list keeps me from experiencing those small things in life that too quickly pass by.
I took Kali out this morning before the girls were up, and we were able to enjoy the virgin snow in the relative stillness. I decided to build a small snowman down in the girls' window well to surprise them. I used the snowman light kit that I picked up off season last year some time. It was a hit!
After breakfast, we bundled up and headed out for some serious snow play. We built a giant snow man, had a big snow ball fight, made dozens of snow angels and tried to keep the dog from eating icky things. We came in wet and happy - all in all, a good end to a difficult year.
Happy New Year everyone!
1 year ago