I was feeling rather restless tonight. Today I met with my friend Anne for coffee and we blabbered away about everything and nothing, and talked for a long time about future hopes and dreams. So that made me think a lot. The good kind of thinking, but also the kind that you cannot stop. Sometimes I feel like I have so many ideas and thoughts I am afraid my head might explode. So at one point I decided to go out for a walk. Today we had the first snow of the winter. So I was a bit hesitant at first, as it was really cold outside and already a bit late, but I wanted to clear my head. So I made a walk around my neighborhood, started skipping and leaving funny footprint trails and made an angel in the snow. I almost forgot how much fun snow can be and enthusiastically rushed back to urge my roommates to come play outside with me. One joined me, another apparently just went to the supermarket, so we walked that way and decided to plan a snowball surprise attack. After our sublime mission was accomplished, the three of us went to a nearby field, ran around, threw snowballs at each other and made snow angels and cartwheels. I returned back home with a wet bum and a clear head.
It was good. It is so easy to live in a closed box. To let the days pass by, to do what you always do and stick with your daily pattern. Breaking out of that pattern every now and then makes me happy. It never ceases to amaze me how much joy a simple act like playing in the snow can bring.
Oh, by the way, I put some snowballs in the freezer. Just in case I want to have a snowball fight in summer time.
January 30, 2012 at 23:35
Breaking out of the everyday routine really does help. It sounds like you had a ton of fun. I want to go out and make snow angels now. And great idea about keeping some snowballs for the summer :]
joyce matula welch
January 30, 2012 at 23:38
So glad you enjoyed the snow and cleared your head. Great post, made me smile :)
January 31, 2012 at 01:53
Friends are so great like that. And the snow angels made me smile :)
January 31, 2012 at 02:17
I am definitely caught in the same kind of rut of which you speak. It’s a bummer and I should probably find a way to break out of it like you have : ]
Too bad it doesn’t snow where I live!
January 31, 2012 at 02:59
Snowballs in the freezer lol. Love it!
January 31, 2012 at 17:10
Yay for breaking out of ruts and finding joy in the everyday! :)
Confessions of a Single Mommy
January 31, 2012 at 18:54
Thanks Marielle! I’d love to have you as a follower.
February 1, 2012 at 04:19
How fun! I havent been able to play in the snow this winter but soon I hope! Last year my daughter brought home a giant snowball and named him Bob…he died in about 2 hours, she didn’t want to put him in the freezer! lol Maybe this year she will :)
Magical Day Dream
February 6, 2012 at 23:30
whaha that’s hilarious! Too bad for Bob though. i hope she does :D
February 1, 2012 at 17:55
loved your comment on my blog…decided to come check you out. lovin what i see!
February 2, 2012 at 19:46
I love playing in the snow, especially making angels!!
February 3, 2012 at 22:32
haha love it! I’ve not played in the snow for years. hopefully 2012 will be the year i become a big kid again! can’t wait! x
Magical Day Dream
February 6, 2012 at 23:31
I think it’s the perfect year for becoming a big kid again! You should :D
February 6, 2012 at 15:23
jealous!! wish it would snow here :(