Posts tagged: winter

Snow Day

snow day

“A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky – unbidden – and seems like a thing of wonder.”  ~ Susan Orlean

Snow Day

Nothing like getting winter all in one week!  As I’m writing this on Sunday morning, a cardinal, blue jay and several winter robins are eagerly pecking at the bird feeder outside my window before the next storm hits.

In summer, we have beach days. In winter, we have snow days. I love a good snow day when you are forced to slow down, snuggle up and take stock of what you have.

These impromptu vacation days for me are filled with things that bring me joy. It could be a slow cooked roast in the oven, watching a movie or reading a book by the fire, even working without interruption. There is no expectation of the day.  There is no plan. I don’t have to be anywhere at any time. Instead I get to create my day.

Take Time Every Week to Slow Down

How can we take the lessons of a snow day to our regular days?

  • Remove expectations – Prepare for your day and then let go. Recapture the joy of the moment.
  • Be honest with time – You can’t do it all, so focus realistically on what you can do. Watch stress melt away.
  • Schedule time off – Take your vacation. Plan your personal days. Put them in the calendar and honor them.
  • Treat yourself – Snuggle in bed and read. Set the coffee to go off in the morning so it is ready for you. Take a walk alone.
  • Slow down – It is not a race…it is a journey
  • Tell someone you love them…every day.

This week try one or two of these.  Or, let me know what you do to carry the feeling of a snow day back into the regular world.

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Journey’s End

Hemingway quotes - Journey's End



Set your goals with the journey’s end in mind, and then focus on the journey.

Melt In Your Mouth Not In Your Paws

As we are enjoying a Nor-Easter here in New England (seriously I can’t see out my front windows because of the snow), I wanted to share a blog post of a friend with some great pet tips if you too are facing a winter of snow, ice and pets.

Not only do we need to remember our health and safety, but those of our pets.  Let’s keep them safe so we all can enjoy!

Gracie’s Bark: Melt In Your Mouth Not In Your Paws

Life Simplified - Gracie snow dog

Gracie Has Tips To Share

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