It’s already too cold. I need to go up to the attic today and hunt for the winter things I pitched up there with anger and spite at the end of last winter. I am vowing here in public to not say ONE thing about the cold weather, and how it hurts all the parts of my body (it really does!), about the lack of sunlight and dark clouds and gray sticks in the sky (I’m getting it all out now) until April 1 when it’s all over (or at least there is hope in the wormy smelling air). It is particularly scary for me this year, because of the hell of last winter and the memories that are triggered by it.
If you have the same feelings about seasons other than summer, can you please tell me what makes you happy and feeling good and energized and positive in the winter vs. depressed and gray in pallor, and full of cabin fever and dried up like a frog without water? How do you combat cabin fever besides moving to Florida for three months, which I plan to do as soon as I am able?
Thank you. And thank you for all your sleep advice. I put a LOT of things in my Amazon cart and will ponder them all-I can see myself sleeping smeared with magnesium oil, reeking of lavender, with a sleep mask, under a weighted blanket in a completely blacked out room all winter long and am looking forward to it.
I’ve had a few little guys over to my house lately and they have all loved playing with this track. It’s so much easier to clean up then the tracks with all the little pieces that fit together.
Our favorite Halloween stories:
This is a new one we received last year and I love it-the message is so neat, about appreciation and gratitude and how that makes life purposeful.
Perfectly hilarious because we have CRAZY squirrels this time of year, I swear they talk, fight, and work together-and sometimes meet their death in their daring desperate ways.
Our copy is so worn, I just love this tough little old lady.
My kids have always thought this was funny-teachers who give homework on Halloween, imagine!
A story of friends working together.
Janey carries this book around so I couldn’t find our copy to take a pic but Humbug Witch is one of those vintage classic cute Halloween stories, of a little girl trying to be a witch but not succeeding.
And of course, (which is out of print but so worth hunting down):