view to our backyard
And I seriously thought about hanging laundry out all Winter.
I laugh at my ignorance :)
And when I read the blogs of other people, it seems that I'm not the only one feeling a little down from the effects of this cold spell we've all been experiencing. Misery loves company, I guess :)
our former front steps
We only use our back entrance and,
until this becomes a shoveling priority, our guests will too.
And let me be clear, if it was just Dave and I, this weather would be annoying but easier. (This is not to say it wouldn't be hard, but I don't think I would be so discouraged by it.) I find this winter, with a lot of snow and cold weather, way more frustrating because I have to get Sam to school and back twice a day, and normally Rachel comes along on that trek. I feel like I am constantly bundling and unbundling them, trying to convince them to keep their mittens on (Rachel way more so than Sam) and trying to navigate sidewalks (which usually aren't cleared enough for a stroller to get through but often cleared too much for a toboggan) with them.
Can you even tell our car is in this picture???
And those ornaments are staying on the tree until Spring!
I promise that tomorrow I will be a lot cheerier, but today I just needed to get this out there. Have I mentioned that I am just really ready for Spring? Until then I going to be working a little harder on that "Let's move South" campaign...