Well, this sure is intimidating! All this empty, white space… guess I should start filling it up.
I’m sitting in my living room, the pellet stove is cranking out the heat, and white snow is falling outside. Such a peaceful moment… then I look up at the TV and see my husband exacting vengeance on the zombies of New Vegas. At least I know if there is a zombie apocalypse in the future, he will be prepared! How many of you can say the same, hmm?
Back to the snow though, it makes me so happy! I love the flakes drifting down, blanketing everything in silence. I think the only redeeming aspect of winter are those little white flakes. I know so many people who would gladly stone me for saying that, but to this Texas-born girl, snow will always be wonderful!
My goal last year was to buy snowshoes so I can go walking in the woods, but this is our first real snowstorm since October. I know better than to complain after how badly we were slammed last winter, but now that it’s snowing again those snowshoe plans are back on!
I didn’t make any official New Year’s resolutions this year, but I do have a few that I might as well commit to. Like most people, I want to lose weight. We will hopefully get an elliptical machine once we do our taxes, so that will help. I also want to spend more time outside. I work until 4:30 every day and get home at 5. Then I try to figure out what’s for dinner and by the time that’s over it’s 6:30. Then I just want to relax a few hours before bed and doing it all over again. I really need to make an effort not to just come home and stay cooped up. The snowshoes will help with that and I told my hubby Jeremy that we need to start planning to do things locally at least once a month. Be it going hiking, visiting the state parks in our area, or just finding little adventures in our neck of the woods instead of waiting for our vacations away from home. This would also be a plus when we have visitors from out of town. We would know all the best places to go right in our area.
I’m sure I could think of more, but I’ve learned that I have a tendency to over plan things and put too much on my plate. Then I get frustrated when I can’t get it all done. So I am attempting to take life in bite-sized pieces and realize my shortcomings instead of ignoring them. Once I meet these goals I can add new ones.