We woke up to snow covered everything!
There’s a scene in Gilmore Girls when Lorelei, played by the gorgeous bombshell Lauren Graham, says “Take a deep breath. Do it. I smell snow.” It’s one of my favorite lines throughout the entirety of the show. There is anticipation of what’s to come. It’s exceptional. Snow changes our perspective on what is beautiful. Of course the running creek and white Oak branches are magical, but even our propane tank looks dreamy. I see you too outdated storage shed. Your new fluffy coating is striking.
This morning I woke up grumpy. So grumpy. The girls let us sleep in. It was a disaster. They took the game bins out from Finley’s closet and had every single piece to every game scattered around their bedrooms, through the hallway, out to the living room and across the kitchen table. What a way to wake up. I was irritated, to say the least. After I lectured them about the value of cleanliness and integrity, obviously the most important things in life, I sat down with Jen Hatmaker’s Of Mess and Moxie, hazelnut coffee in one of my favorite mugs, and stared out of our large front window and into the yard as snow was on every little thing. Take a deep breath. Do it. This whiteout was my augury. I was so frustrated by those three little mess monsters. You guys, I lectured them. Like I was their psychology professor at Mom University, sitting on the edge of Finley’s white toddler bed as the students studied my words, intently I’m sure. There were notes taken. But that snow. Good gracious. It takes your breath away and changes the perspective on what is beautiful. Take a breath.
Then I dove back in with the hope to finish this book by Sunday and almost every page had me laughing hysterically or on the verge of preach it sister tears while Eric slept. How do men manage to sleep through it all? He missed the great lecture of 2018. Hatmaker’s newest book has a series of comical How To’s: How To Have a Family Devotional At Dinner. How To Grow An Insanely Long Chin or Neck Hair When You’re Thirty-Seven. I’m telling you, she just gets me. Humor, like snow, changes our perspective somehow. Suddenly, cleanliness isn’t so serious. Sure, stepping on 68 miniature cardboard stars upon walking out of my bedroom and into the hallway, only to see the 15 other game boards and 2,398 pieces of those games spread everywhere is completely obnoxious. That is no lie. But take a breath. Do it. And save the lecture for another time.
Can you spy our mountain alligator trekking through the water? Say Hi to Otis.
Happy snow day.