Well…wallowing in some severe cabin fever over here…it is once again more than a few degrees below zero and the past few days have been a sleepless blur as our kids got sick yet again this winter. Does anyone else feel like this winter will never end??? I am hopeful all the kids are almost back to their normal selves but I want--and yet I don’t want--to go out and about because seriously?? It is so cold they closed school again, and we Minnesotans are tough so it has to be downright cold outside!! I certainly won’t be dragging our recovering toddler out in that.
To keep myself sane, I brought a bunch of snow inside to our kitchen sink, dragged two kitchen chairs over, dropped some food coloring in and let the older kids at it with spoons, some sprinkles, and play dishes. I rarely am this fun so they were really excited about it…and I really should do things like this more often. It kept them occupied for over an hour which is unusual in this house! Plus, it was amazingly clean—always a bonus for me!!
To get some perspective…here is the view out my kitchen window into our backyard…
And yes, I know it is pretty in many ways! But, I’m just so ready for it to be green again.
Our driveway is surrounded by mounds of the cold stuff too:
I hope you’re all feeling a little warmer and pretty please, if you have any grass or temps above sub-zero, can you send them my way??? I will be so grateful!! : )