Just Write {71}

February 4, 2013

The man on the news said the temperatures are going up, but for now we’re still hiding mostly inside, under blankets, never without slippers.

Put on your mittens, where’s your hat, put your snow pants in your back pack.

These bundles of joy are always bundled.


Even the dog rushes back in like she’s being chased by backyard chickens, but she’s not because they are safe and warm in the garage coop. I’m pretty sure Elsie believes all chickens live in garages, even if we move them back and forth when the temperatures will let us.

My friends from warmer states wonder how we can survive this, and I don’t really know. It’s just what we do.

So much of what all of us everywhere do is just what we do. Until something changes, like the way spring sneaks in and reminds us what it feels like to get through. All this blanket piling and boot-reminding, shivering and rushing through snow to get inside will fade fast. OH thank God, we’ll say and go on about our spring things like it’s always been that way because it’s grace and so it has.


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Kerstin February 4, 2013 at 10:58 pm

Ha! I can relate to the cold temperatures, we live in Canada ;)
In our first winter here it was -35C and ever since then I have a different definition of cold.
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Elaine February 5, 2013 at 9:13 am

I’m certainly in the “I don’t know how you do it” camp! ha!

But the blankets and warmth and all of that INSIDE sounds wonderful!
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Kat February 5, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Yep! Ah-huh! And AMEN! You are preaching to the choir.
Spring can come ANY time now. :)
Stay warm!
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Barb February 6, 2013 at 7:52 am

Yes, we are bundled up here too but there’s something almost soothing about how cozy the house feels this time of year. I love the release of spring and warmth, but I also enjoy the bundling.
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Melinda February 6, 2013 at 10:18 pm

I am so happy to be linking up for the first time. I’m thankful to find your blog and read pieces by others who enjoy writing.

Handsfull February 22, 2013 at 4:39 pm

I’m in the other hemisphere, and we’ve been enjoying a fantastic summer (except for the drought). I’m just starting to feel the change in season which means that autumn is approaching, and I’m not looking forward to it! Hoping summer will stay for at least another month… although if autumn is coming to us, that must mean that spring is coming to you. There is hope, after all, that your bundles of joy will soon be able to be un-bundled!

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