Winter is Here

Winter Is Here

Happy New Year!

Winter is officially here in Maryland and we actually got our first snowfall today. Our area really didn't get a whole lot, but my daughters were still super psyched to have an extra day off and even attempted to play in it. The image I shared with this entry is actually our little chicken area and my hens are having their first experience in the snow. They are not quite sure what to make of it yet! We also added the adorable "Fluffy Butt Hut" sign yesterday which was a present from my mother-in-law and probably one of my favorite Christmas gifts this year!

I hope that all of you enjoyed your holiday season and the last few months of 2021. It still sounds so "futuristic" to write out the year, am I right?! My friend's husband mentioned that he recently watched the movie Bladerunner (a SciFi 80s movie starring Harrison Ford) and the film is about bio-engineered humans and space colonies. Get this though- it's set in .....2019!! While I am glad that we are not quite that far ahead, it's still crazy to think that movie directors back then, thought that by 2019, that's the sort of thing that could be happening. 

I'm not sure if I am the only one, but I have thoroughly embraced the fact that so many games, trends, and music from my 80s childhood are making a come back. I recently introduced my seven year old to New Kids on the Block and she is now obsessed with my old CD. I can't tell if her favorite is Jordan or Joey yet, but she now walks around the house singing, "I'll Be Loving You" and I think it's pretty amazing.

Over the holidays, I noticed that things like Slinkies, Kaboodles, and games like Guess Who and Trouble are making a big come back from the 80s. It definitely brings me back to much more simpler times where life seemed pretty care free- especially because I was only 10 years old!

Also, the passing of the great Betty White inspired me to start watching "The Golden Girls" all over again. I have such fond memories of watching that show, when I was just eight or nine years old, with my grandmother and loving it. The theme song still warms my heart- even 30+ years later. 

All of this has been a great reminder for me- coming into 2022. Just to keep things simple. Back to the basics. Try not to get too carried away with what the future will bring and just enjoy the present. 

I thought I would end with a great Betty White quote. There are SO many, but this one seemed appropriate for the current weather here:

"Snow always inspires such awe in me. Just consider one tiny snowflake alone, so delicate, so fragile, so ethereal. And yet, let a billion of them come together through the majestic force of nature, they can screw up a whole city!"
-Betty White

Stay safe and warm, friends and as always, thank you for reading!!
With Gratitude-