Monday, February 20, 2017


Hannah and Marnie at Breakfast
A couple days of sunshine sure does a lot to change a gal's mood. So does coffee. I am reporting from a productive morning here, fueled by caffeine and a menagerie of hearty critters in sunny snow. And I gotta say, that sunshine makes all the difference.

The break in the weather has been a godsend here at Cold Antler. Time outdoors feels a little like spring (which isn't too far away)! Chick orders and seed catalogs are on my mind - and as the days grow longer they feel less like wistful pornography and more like tangible reality. Considering that this time last week I was on my third round of raking snow off a precarious roof - that is a delightful turn of events.

Sometime to keep in mind is that things change quick. We all know this, and yet we often are surprised when a day becomes crappy or amazing before our eyes. We have zero control over the weather, the passing of time, or other people's brains - but we do have the ability to throw on a sweater, learn to knit to combat anxiety, and to realize other people's brains are none of our business. So get your armour class up a few notches. The best advice I can offer is to choose to be excited when life sends you the tiniest nod. Also choose to be excited about something else, if it doesn't. If you have food in your stomach, a roof over your head, and the ability to hold someone you love close you're pretty much nailing it. Everything else is preferences or godbothering.


Blogger Mazie said...


February 20, 2017 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger Kasi said...

"So get your armour class up a few notches." Love it!

February 20, 2017 at 3:23 PM  
Blogger Jacquie said...

Godbothering! What an expression. It's fantastic. And from now on, part of my working vocab to be sure.

February 21, 2017 at 8:45 PM  
Blogger wanderervii said...

I hate this weather! The apple buds are swelling!

But I too had a good day--baked a boatload of good things, dug a five gallon pail of potatoes, and saw the boar cover our gilt multiple times :D

February 22, 2017 at 5:19 PM  

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