As I write this, it is negative nine degrees. NEGATIVE. NINE. DEGREES. I give up, Mother Nature. You win.
It’s no secret that this winter has been a TOUGH one, and there’s still no end in sight. The unrelenting snow and record-breaking low temperatures have really had an effect on me, and I’m sure I’m not alone. “Seasonal depression”, “cabin fever” and all those other not-so-nice words have really taken their toll on my state of mind. And then there’s the inevitable sickness that comes with the winter months. My sons have had a countless number of colds, coughs, ear infections, and one (disgustingly awful) stomach bug. Then cue the ripple effect – all the snow days and sick days lead to missed work days, which in turn leaves me constantly playing catch up and never getting ahead. This past weekend I was snowed in (yet again) with two bored little boys full of energy bouncing off my walls. There were more than a few times I was close to tears (usually before 9:00am…how are these weekend days SO long?!)read more