|The kiddo on snowshoes last winter...we'll soon be digging those out of the closet.|
First real big snow of the season today. In years past, I remember loving the first snow; being all excited to pull out my cute snow boots and hats and scarves and hot chocolate and etc., etc. But today, I woke up ambivalent, wanting to stay snuggled in bed with my cute husband and deeply sleeping little boy with my eyes closed pretending it was still late summer with gentle temps and dry running trails.
I did haul myself out of bed, however. I worked out, (core work, ugh) showered, then stood in front of my closet looking at my sweaters with a sad resignation. I didn't want to wear any of them...and I LOVE sweaters, usually. LOVE them. But today? No. I still want my skirts and tights and t-shirts with clogs and maybe a cardigan for chilly nights. Not long pants and sweaters and snow boots and winter coats and scraping of ice off cars. I settled on a light sweater, corduroy pants and, you guessed it, snow boots. Sigh.
And then it took me 8 minutes to scrape off my car.
I just don't feel ready for winter this year. It was such a great summer...packed with runs and picnics and vacations and backyard parties. And the fall has been short, too short. And now I'm scared we won't see the ground again until April.
I love this town for a lot of reasons but today I'm daydreaming of warmer climes.