Ah, what a difference a day makes! The snug coziness of a warm bed, the pleasure of watching goodhearted movies, the delicious taste of creamy chocolate, and the enchanted wonderment of falling snow as seen through my bedroom window–all of these special gifts of contentment have been replaced by the cold, stark reality of shoveling out from under.
This morning was spent heaving mounds of snow and getting the workout I thought I was already in shape for. This morning was also a get-reacquainted-with-the-neighbors event, saying hello to folks I rarely see despite living only a few yards away.
But it was all worth it. It certainly looks a lot like Christmas now. And I feel I’ve earned my hot cup of tea and the crispy crust pizza warming in the oven.