Friday, February 14, 2014

Choosing

Eight snow days out of the last three weeks.  The night before each one I've fallen asleep vowing, "tomorrow I will sew all day long!"  The day comes.  Hats, gloves, snow pants and long underwear are pulled from bins.  All purpose flour flies from bowl to counter top.  Puzzles are started.  Quilts pulled over laps.  Dinner time arrives and I haven't sewn a single stitch.  Not because I haven't wanted to. The more the merrier is the saying and even at their ages it's fun to have more bodies sledding/baking/puzzling/snuggling/lazying than less. Yesterday we walked a half mile to a hill perfect for sledding.  The snow plow pushed past and spattered us with slushy mud.  I stood at the top of the hill, feet buried under snow past my ankles, wind making my face feel raw and kept my head in the game.  Right there with them.  Giving thumbs up and fist pumps.  Encouraging my girls to run and jump on their sleds headfirst and barrel down a steep hill.   These years are short. Sewing can wait.

-dana

17 comments:

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Enjoy that snow and fist pump away!

Jacque. said...

You are a wise woman...a wonderful Mom.

Lee D said...

glad you are enjoy the snow and time with your kiddos. They are away from the house far too quickly. BTW i am kind of sick of the snow because it has been here since Nov. and we are going into our snowiest month March. yuck

dolores said...

Good girl, good girl!:) You have your head and heart in the right place!

We have the snow (over 17" and more too come) we just don't have a hill!!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

They are only YOUNG once! Enjoy the beautiful snow.

Kar said...

Totally agree with you Dana! Have fun while you can. Love the picture of all the snow around your place. :)

diane said...

Perfect memories are made on days like this.

Lynn said...

That's the perfect attitude. Especially since we don't get lots of snow, these days need not to be squandered. The dumb snowplow came down our street so early yesterday morning that the sledding was useless. Snow days should be holidays. Like yours was.

Afton Warrick said...

Good for you!

Paige said...

We are missing day #6 over here and it's been so much fun this week! Sledding, playing, peeling off wet, frozen clothes!

Regina said...

absolutely!!!

Sara said...

Fist pumps...ahhh nice! Sometimes we gotta be mama's then quilters;) That itch to sew can really catch up quickly sometimes though lol

Kim said...

What a super Valentines Day you had :0) and you are so right...play today you'll have many years after they are grown to sew.......well until your grandkids come along...they it's back to playing with them!!
My granddaughter arrives tomorrow!!
Got my kites, beach toys, dolls and bikes already to go :0),

Valentine Hugs

Beth said...

You are so very right....there will be lots of time to sew. Not as many times to play in the snow with your beautiful girls.

Kristen Schubach said...

Beautifully said.

Wonderful pictures, too.

Glad you are enjoying the snow, the memories, and the moment.

Stay warm!

Tracy said...

Amen!

scottylover said...

Would have done the same as you! Enjoy the time you have with your girls, make those special memories while you can!

Sandy A