I’m in a good mood today. Partly because I’ve had the whole morning to myself (as in I woke up hours before Peter) plus I had a great restful sleep, not one dream. I woke up to a room filled with light that made everything look fresh and new. I made myself some breakfast, and had the best tasting cup of coffee. Really. I could sell the stuff. It was a great morning.
Best of all was that I woke up to a very thin layer of freshly fallen snow. It was just ever so lightly covering our car, lawn and the rooftops of all the little houses on our street - but it was enough to light up my heart, and fill it with joy.
I know there are people who really don’t like snow…something I will never understand. I mean, the cold I get - nothing makes me grumpier than having to go outdoors on days that are negative - anything really. I also understand that driving in the snow is a whole other mess of sh*t that can be scary, and dangerous and annoying when the drivers around you are overly scary or dangerous.
But I’m talking about the complete beauty of snow slowly blanketing everything, and the quiet that comes over everything when it happens. I don’t know, maybe I’m a little bit schmaltzy about the whole thing, but to me there’s nothing better than watching snow fall - in the early morning or late at night when there is no one around, no cars, and no noise. It’s so peaceful and if you haven’t experienced this yet, I demand that you do so, right now. Go.
Anyway, I’ve been feeling pretty good (since I got over my sickness) so I put up all my Christmas décor, which is a pretty small collection of bits and pieces of things that I buy every year. I like to buy a few new things before Christmas, usually smaller items, but I leave some of the bigger purchases (lights etc.) for after Christmas. I mean the discounts you get on it all is unreal – I got my tree for less than $20 and I love it! Even with the broken bottom branches courtesy of Bauer.
Oh, you’ll notice there are no pictures of the tree here, but see, Chewy has now taken it upon himself to eat anything and everything on the lower tier… which means its bare at the bottom and fuller up top - it’s hard to look like you have your schtuff together when you have such a weird looking tree, so I chose to leave it out, for now.
Anyway, back to the snow. Lately my brain feels a bit like a snowstorm – especially when I sit in front of my computer screen. There I am ready to type, blankly staring at the screen annnddd nothing. I take a sip of my coffee and then my brain becomes warm and fuzzy and I go back to the screen…and I think …
Have you heard about Starbucks teaming up with Monsanto? They are trying to block a law that will force companies to label their products as containing GMO’s. I have a bit of love hate relationship with Starbucks; I mean…those delicious, delicious drinks (peppermint hot chocolate is my fave) but then also those ridiculous prices, you know? I am on a budget! Plus as I’ve begun learning about coffee and trying some amazing quality product, I realize that Starbucks does NOT have good coffee. I’m telling you, there’s so much better out there. And now with this little situation, I'm even less of a fan.
Annnyywayy - That’s basically my thought process lately when I’m writing; it bounces around not really settling on anything for too long. But don’t worry; I try to edit out the nonsense. It happens I guess, when you write a lot – and I have been writing a lot. I mean I am coming up on six months of having this here blog! Yip. Six months of trying to figure this stuff out and so far I’ve really loved every minute of it, and I've learned a CRAZY amount.
How was your Monday? Go out there and enjoy the snow, and if you're driving in it - be safe!