Ah winter. Warm and sunny one day, then bam, snow and wind and bitter bitter cold. Why you got to be so fickle winter?
I shoveled quite a bit this week. We didn't get as much snow as some, but.we got enough to keep me busy.. The world is now heavy with fluffy (although it's pretty heavy now) white. With all the snow we were able to go for a nice long winter hike AND we went snow showing which was fantastic and beautiful and was a great little end of winter treat. Now my hope is that we were going to finish up winter with this last hurrah this week (another storm is a'comin). One more week is fine, I can handle one more week of really cold and snow and ice because it will all of a sudden be spring. Then we can finally put the boots away and I can uncover my bike that I prematurely brought out into the world and is now a bike icicle (a bicycle.. haha) I can make it one more week, I think I kind of have too.
Besides the snow the rest of the week stuff went mostly well. As always there was work, littles, and a grocery cart full of cabbage, although I did break my freaking camera. I first I thought I just smashed the lense but there is definitely something broken it the body. How it happened? I got the strap caught on a handle while I was taking pictures and it kind of tugged/yanked out of my hand and smashed into the wheel of the kitchen island. So son of a bitch I have to get a new camera. But hey we got new tooth brushes and we all know that new tooth brush day is always a fine day.
Friday night we went out on the town and hit up the opening night of Mileys play Mary Poppins. First off, Miley was awesome and did a fantastic job. Secondly, holy crap was that torture. I totally and completely understand that the play was more for the kids, and like the mr said, we were there to watch the kids learn and have fun, but 3 hours of sitting in plastic chairs with grumpy littles and not being able to even hear a word the kids were sayings... It was rough and it kind of kicked my ass. Yes, an elementary school play kicked my ass. But jeez, 3 hours...I guess I am not one for the theater.
It's Sunday and I am feeling fine. The house is clean, I washed my hair last night so I don't have to do it today, and I have a good book to keep me reading throughout the day. I am contepletaing weather or not to play around in the kitchen and maybe start making some bagels?... If not today, this week for sure. I might just settle for a good long walk, coffee, and reading all day long. That would make me pleased as punch. Hopefully your day will make you pleased as ouch too.
Internet reading from the week.
-The Science of How Your Diet Affects Your Mental Health. Of course it does and in so many many ways.
-I heard on tv or something that the Unicorn is Scotlands national animal. I didn't believe it but it's true. Why is the Unicorn Scotland’s national animal?
-Tennessee 'Natural' Burial Ground Will Offer A Simpler Farewell — Casket Optional. Talking about what's good after death isn't always fun, but you know, it's gonna happen some day. This place sounds just about right although I don't want to be buried in Tennessee, I want my own VT natural burial ground.
-This is my kind of tiny house.
-I am partial to the dumpsters. Haha. But really, kinda of into this. In Britain’s Playgrounds, ‘Bringing in Risk’ to Build Resilience
-I watched Even Stevens when I was in middle school and had a little crush on Shia LaBeouf. This biopic should be interesting. to say the least..Shia LaBeouf’s Hollywood Comeback Begins with a Movie About Shia Labeouf
-Do you hate it our love it? I very much love it. We Know (Some) People Hate Cilantro, but Why?
-I played (and won) a shit ton of Jenga in college. Meet Leslie Scott: The Woman Who Invented Jenga
-IKEA Made the "Fast Food of the Future" and It Includes Vegan Hotdogs Crickets and carrots and green buns for the win.
Pictures from the week.