Saturday, January 17, 2009

Winter Blah

After a long break, I am back to rambling.

I am not much of a winter person. I don't like to be cold and I am not fond of gray, stay inside sort of days. I am more of a flip-flop wearing, sunshine loving kind of chick. So when there are too many gray, cold, rainy days in a row, I tend to feel the blah of January and my motivation for most things seems to dwindle. Motivation to eat healthy and exercise seem to fade into the clouds and the motivation to write anything worth reading seems to elude me as well.

But winter isn't all bad and the cold does force me to stay inside and focus on the academic part of our life. I have been working with the Lindsay on writing better sentences, preparing for the SAT. Alex and I are trudging through biology and he finished a book this week. Jonathan has spent a lot of time writing a story and Kelsey has been learning to play board games. We are even reading a book out loud together most days after lunch. If it was warm and sunny outside, I am afraid we would not spend as much time on these other things. I guess there really is a season for everything.

So instead of waiting for some hugely inspirational thought to prompt me to blog, I will try to write more about our life and how we see things on a daily basis. Today I see the harshness of winter and I long for spring....counting the days. But I also see the beauty of a Saturday spent with a house full of family, noisy folks whose laughter helps me beat the blah of winter.

And thanks, Melanie for the inspiration to blog today.


Sarah-Anne said...

Mom inspired you to blog? Interesting....she doesn't seem to want to entertain the thought of me starting one...
Have a great Sunday!

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