still winter

by humanmama on February 22, 2011

“Um, Mom? Is it summer yet?” These are not uncommon words coming from my 4-year-old. And I look out the window, at the fresh 8 inches of snow, and sigh, “No, dear. It’s still winter.”

This is a really hard time of year for me, and for most moms and dads, stay-at-home or working. Since Winter began this time around on December first (I have a photo on my phone from the first snow…Dec. 1, 2010), it’s been a really long time of snow and not being able to go out, of jackets and boots and gloves and hats and scarves. All I want is to be able to get 2 kids to the car with only clothes, and shoes. Nothing superfluous. But that’s not to be, at least, not this month. So I am trying to find things to do inside the house (like you are, I’m sure), and since we’ve exhausted all the play-dough and markers, I’m asking the kids for help (“help” even when it’s not so….helpful) on my quest to organize this little house.

Here’s a few blogs that are really helpful in the quest for a great late-winter. They give me a lot of exciting and helpful information, and definitely help relieve the winter blahs–at least, long enough to remember that “spring is right around the corner, mom!”

The Lettered Cottage: a really neat blog about two creative and crazy folks who spend a lot of time on interior design and just getting things together–check out their before and after page–just incredible transformations from blah rooms to gorgeous spaces with little budgets. Where is my paint roller??
http://theletteredcottage.net/

The Pioneer Woman–this blog is a great true story about Ree Drummond, a spoiled rich city kid who married a rancher and now entertains her children with photos of cows and buttery homemade food. Check it out, so cool:
http://thepioneerwoman.com/

Remember: it’s almost here. Spring.

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shirt and tie April 7, 2011 at 10:32 pm

thank you, thoroughly enjoyed the read

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