It’s been a chaotic month for me. I think I’m finally coming to terms with the changes.
I have been without pets for almost 2 years now. I had to have my sweet puppy put to sleep in July 2019. It was one of the hardest, most heartbreaking things that I have had to do in my life. I still miss him very much and wish he were still with me.
It has been warm, sunny and beautiful outside. My curtains have been opened, the space heaters turned off, and my mood has greatly improved! I hadn’t been aware that the freezing temperatures would have such an effect on my mood.
We had our first snow of the year. I love snow. I don’t think I will ever not like snow. Last week, we got 8 inches of it. Outside of the 36 inches we got one year all in one night, that is the most snow that has fallen since I moved here 5 years ago.
Today is the first snowstorm of the season. Last year, we had very little snow overall, so it’s exciting to know the potential for a foot or more of snow is coming. Having been born and raised in Southern California, snow is something I absolutely love. I love wrapping myself up in a warm blanket or robe and enjoying my cottage to the fullest.
That was March, at the start of the lockdowns and closures. I decided to rethink my situation and focus on what it really was that I wanted to do while working on some long forgotten projects. My house also had some ideas of how it had some needs, so that added to the stresses of finances, but in the end, solutions were found, stress was repressed and ignored, and some of those waiting projects got completed.