It's getting cold now, such a chill today and Jade didn't even want to go walkies with her Daddy this morning. She went out into the back garden and that was as far as she wanted to go. She's having a nap in front of me right now, snuggled under her blanket, bless her. She's been there most of the morning, on her wee sofa.
According to the weather forecast on TV this morning we're supposed to have snow this weekend. This is not a prospect that fills me with joy. Yes I know that a snowy landscape looks beautiful on a Christmas card but the reality is that it's freezing cold (well, duh Rosie!) and it's also slippery! Both the cold and the ice are beyond unbearable to me honeys.
I've always felt the cold intensely, even as a child. I swear it seeps into my bones and chills me through and through. The ice, well I need a cane to walk honeys and even on dry, flat land my balance isn't what it should be, so you can imagine throwing a slippy, icy ground into the mix and well... terrifying.
You can see then why it is that a forecast of snow fills me with foreboding rather than joy. There's no hiding from it either honeys. In an ideal world I'd pull all of the curtains tightly closed, stay in the house, hug our furbaby Jade and wait for Spring to arrive but I have to go to work and they'd probably notice if I didn't arrive till March ... probably :)
So, for our Friday smile this week I thought we could try to forget about the cold winds and (for now at least) awful rain outside and instead think of Summer. Sunshine, warmth on our skin, long days with seemingly endless hours to fill and....
They really were a blessing this year honeys. A constant smile, even on grey days :) I was taught as a child to count my blessings, to always be grateful for them and I so am.
What's making you smile today? Till next time dear ones, stay warm & hugs always xx