Here we are again. That
snowy rainy rainy snowy time of year when the warmth starts giving a preview of what is soon in store. I LOVE SPRING!!! It’s like waking after sleep. Your eyes start flickering open and closed, you close them tightly and give them a good rubbing before opening them fully to reveal the bright morning light. You wiggle your shoulders, straighten your legs, then all at once you give one final stretch and stand. It’s time to get up. The earth is waking, taking a moment in the final pull between winter and spring, and my heart picks up pace when I think of the soon coming morning rush.
Not that winter has been bad. This winter has been fast! The weather hasn’t been too harsh here in Indiana, either.
We had a few good snow days! Let me tell ya, I’m loving the new camera! I can take pictures without the kids realizing…which are the best ones!
We made snow ice cream a few times…turns out blowing bubbles in the melted concoction is fun, too!
The power company sent tree trimmers around the area and they way trimmed our sugar maples. I’ve always thought of tapping them…thoughts and dreams like leaves on trees someday they’ll fall away…but they bled on their own from the cutting. My husband fetched a frozen sap-sicle and the kids thought that was the greatest thing ever.
That was the remnant they left in the freezer…I didn’t think to take pics at the time. They were slightly sweet and a real treat!
They were dripping consistently so when the weather warmed up we hung some buckets to catch the sap…just to sip on. I’m not in the market to boil down two gallons for a few teaspoons of syrup!
This is how I know my husband loves me! When I pulled up the van to stand on because someone (which may or may not have been me) disabled the ladder, my husband insisted I let him break his neck, instead. Even the new pup thought he was crazy!
We had a great time over the weekend with our family burning brush down at the campground! Spring clean-up is always fun…no, I did not say spring cleaning (like in the house)…I’m pretending we don’t have that to do right now.
In other news…I failed my CDL test for the third time this week. I’m learning a lot about myself and how far others will go for me. I don’t know why everyone else cares so much that I succeed, but I honestly would have quit trying after this one except for friends I’ve made along the way. The test is soooo picky. I pass something one time and that’s where I fail the next.
And probably more influential than anything was son reminding me of something I wrote about some hawks last fall. He said that I say things that sound right, but then want to act a different way. It’s funny how God works. Children can bring some simple and good perspective but it also got me thinking about all the trials that have come since I recognized Christ.
He gives me what I need to get through before I need it. I just have to learn to hold on to that! That post about the hawks was literally within a few days of making the decision to drive a school bus. I’m glad I’m learning. I’m glad my kids are teaching me!
What’s your favorite winter memory from this year? Years past? Leave a comment and tell me what you think!
‘Til next time!