It’s past midnight and I’m avoiding bed.
I should be sleeping; I should be wrapped in warm blankets, gathering my strength and taking advantage of every single peaceful moment that a house with two young children can offer, because at this moment I can feel illness making its home in my body. Undoubtedly just a cold, just enough of a bother to slow me down the rest of the week.
Instead of doing the smart thing—allowing my body some rest before the storm—I’m writing, drinking too much Diet Coke and catching up on Downton Abbey. This is what private time looks like for me, and even though my nose is fast becoming a leaky faucet, the time is still nice.
It’s nice to feel the space of an empty room and to have a little scrap of quiet.
We’re looking at another snow-day tomorrow, and while I’m getting sick of hearing people bellyache about winter myself, I have to say that I’m exhausted.
Winters in Ohio can be long and cold, I know this, but I never get used to the grey. By the time February rolls around and the warm glow of the holidays has fizzled, it’s hard to push away the blues.
A little sunshine can’t come soon enough.
Write about #ThisMoment in your life
Want a good excuse to write today? Sit down and write a post about this moment in your life. This is what blogging used to be all about! Don’t put too much thought into it, just blog. Feel free to leave a link to your post in the comments and use hashtag #thismoment—and of course, I’d appreciate a link back. Maybe I’ll turn this into a weekly linky!