We are deep in Disney’s Frozen and Elsa inspired everything right now. Nora’s birthday party is this weekend and it is Frozen themed. So anytime it is cold we blame it on her. And she has lost her mind this year. The past few days it has been a warm 30 degrees here. I am not joking, this is warm compared to what we have had the rest of the winter, really since Halloween. It has been cold, freezing, dangerously cold. My kids have had school canceled twice because the wind chill is -35. Before I moved here I did not even know those temperatures existed. I do now!
You would think because of this cold I have a lot to show for it with lots of DIY projects and inspiration. Well, cabin fever has set in. My kids are literally out for blood with each other, I am ready to start auctioning them off, and I think Dale is taking the long way home just to be out of the house longer.
I am feeling a little winter fog coming on with me. Maybe it is because of my shoulder injury
, or the fact that right now we are in birthday planning mode. But, I don’t have a lot of pretty to share with you all. My DIY warrior has become a whisper of its fierce former self. Right now we are in planning stages, organizing, and creating anything Elsa-centric. Other then that it is quiet on the home front.
Sometimes we go for really cold walks, but most of the time we stay in when we can. Cuddled up under some blankets. Or get our sillies out by having relay races, hide and seek or other indoor shenanigans. It is a long winter, and with my shoulder injury it feels even longer. I do get to go to a orthopedic surgeon on Thursday to discuss either surgery or physical therapy. My will and stubborn streak alone is not healing this. I wish I could take advantage of this cold weather and get some stuff done around the house. We are working on the laundry room, but with one man down it is slow going.
Sometimes the only thing left to do is let Mother nature do what she has to do, hunker down, enjoy the beautiful winter wonderland out of my window, and ride it out. Sometimes life has to do what it has to do and you handle it the same way. Birthday’s still happen, the cold does not care if you are done with it, injuries don’t care if you have a fever for DIY and the only cure is more DIY. Or *cowbell (please tell me someone got the reference). Cabin fever has set in and all I want to do is be lazy and miserable. But I have a almost 7 year old who is looking to have THE party of the year. Time to get crafty, one handed as of right now, and get things done.
How are you handling winter as of right now? Are you happy with it, or so over the cold? And if in warm weather, I am both envious of you and kind of disbelieving those places exist. Screw you warm temperatures and beach bunnies.