I don't know about you but come February I always find myself struggling to get through the days and maintain some sort of hope and positive attitude.
We live in a part of the country where waking to 15 degrees below zero each morning gets mighty old after a few days.
In fact it's pretty common to open my kitchen window shade each morning and see this.....
Uhhh huh!! That is ice on the INSIDE of the window! I kid you not! Granted, our windows need replacing pretty badly... but c'mon... who needs this when you see other people showing on their blogs taking walks outside on a balmy Spring day in February!
Really though.... it makes one even more grateful for sights like this one most every afternoon....
Dave carrying in another load of firewood for our wood stove. The picture is sort of blurry as I could barely get him to stand still long enough to snap a photo! It's important work and he likes the workout he gets going up and down our basement stairs with chunks of wood for weights! Crazy man!
But it is one thing for which to be grateful. It keeps the gas bill to a minimum and there's nothing like a warm wood fire going in the evenings to keep the ice on the OUTSIDE of the windows thank-you!
Each year Dave likes to make a calendar with some of his wildlife photography and gives one to a couple of his friends ( his Mom gets one too) and me! I have it in my studio and enjoy flipping to the next months photo when the first arrives. Except for today...LOL! More ice! Don't get me wrong... I LOVE this photo he took of the otters playing in a frozen pond... but I didn't need to see more dang ICE this morning!
Even though I'm keeping extremely busy this year with all things related to the wool business, preparing for upcoming classes, dreaming up new projects etc. it's still hard sometimes to try and keep a positive outlook! It helps to take each days little accomplishments and relish each one. Like the project above.... finally... after 3 or 4 attempts I think I finally have a project for the class that I'm satisfied with!
It's a little sneak peek...
I'll share more as soon as I can.... got to go chisel some ice off the window.... if I'm lucky there might be enough to make a snow cone!!
( how's that for positive thinking... :-))