How are you enjoying this bitter cold, the snow that’s suddenly decided to blow in, the crazy freezing wind and the accompanying wind chill?
I’m LOVING today, and yes, I’ve been out there in it.
This morning has been fabulous. It’s been peaceful and happy. It has been the kind of morning that makes me realize how blessed I am in my vocation as wife-and-mommy-extraordinaire.
So, even though my bumm has turned into permafrost after dropping the kids off at school this morning, I’m grateful for this cold. It’s made us slow down and relax, which is something that we often forget during the holiday season, especially during Advent as we prep for our upcoming festivities. It’s so important to slow down and focus on what is really important this Advent.
Here’s my recipe for today’s bliss:
I rocked out to Christmas carols and Sting and the Police on my way home from school drop off.
I came home and cuddled with my youngest daughter while she watched the original Smurfs cartoon.
I made homemade waffles and bacon for my spouse and daughter, followed by Quiche Lorraine for myself.
I didn’t do the dishes and I’m NOT sorry.
Why am I not sorry for not cleaning up after my breakfast mess? Because, when my hubby went to go pick up our middle daughter from Kindergarten, I sat down and played Cecilia’s version of Connect 4 and it was joyful.
For 45 minutes we sat on the floor, racing each other to get the chips to the top of the Connect 4 game board.
Christmas carols were playing on my stereo and I had my Jimmy slippers on.
Seriously, it doesn’t get more blissful than this.
I learned that Cecilia is an expert chip stacker. She’s going to be an excellent poker player, I can tell.
So, today, I’m taking the day off from stress and worry. I’m not worrying about Christmas gifts, or making my house spotless
(3 kids and 2 large dogs tracking snow in all day…clean house…hahahahaha…) or doing anything more useful than making lunch and dinner, then retrieving our oldest from school. Today is a day for enjoying my vocation as a wife and as a mother to 3 beautiful little girls. I am going to chill out with my family and enjoy my bliss. Is anyone going to join me in this most excellent activity?
After all, it’s the appropriate weather for chilling.