This winter has been brutal, people. Brutal. Us Minnesotans are tough and can deal with a lot of snow and cold. But this winter the bitter temps have all of us going crazy. I am hanging on by a very thin thread. And let’s not forget to mention the five, yes FIVE, days school has been closed so far this month due to the cold. Not the snow. The cold. On a snow day you can tell the kids to go play in the fresh white stuff for hours while you enjoy your coffee in peace. Not appropriate when frostbite in possible in less than 10 minutes. A very thin thread, I tell you.
Forgive me if it seems as if I’m whining or complaining (although this post tells me I have a right to complain, #1 friends, #1). After all, I choose to live here. And summer will come. Eventually. And God willing this polar vortex stuff will not happen again for another 30 years. It will all be okay, this I know. I will hang in there. But I may cry and eat copious amounts of chocolate while doing so.
So tonight, in order to prevent the emotional melt down of getting yet another email saying school is canceled in the morning, I looked through some photos from last summer. Ahhhh….summer. Let’s just all close our eyes and imagine that for a moment…. And I found a whole folder of photos taken with Evie’s little waterproof point and shoot camera from our trip to the WI Dells. I couldn’t help but smile at this one, a selfie taken under water. My little fish. I love her so much. I needed that smile tonight and a little remembrance of a wonderful summer time.