Set all order in their own particular place
And know that order is the greatest grace.
While watching the weatherman do his thing last evening I was completely involved in the storyline talking about the early spring that we are all wishing and dreaming about. I was very interested in the story but apparently it is not going to happen. It seems because our Great Lakes are almost all completely frozen over for the first time in twenty years it is going to take some time to thaw them out, so our winter will continue. This is probably one of those Good News Bad News kind of stories depending on, who you are and where you are. It is Random 5 Friday again with Nancy and I am going to have to figure out which way I choose to handle this news, be that Good News or Bad News.
1- On those mornings I do venture out to snowshoe braving those minus and sometimes minus minus degree temperatures and I feel that stinging biting pain in my cheeks and after that initial bite I have never been disappointed and regretted that I had made that extra effort to get out there.
2- I keep telling myself that when those hot hazy days of summer do come I will probably be longing for those days when I will be able to once again strap on those snowshoes and hike through the wilderness and view Mother Nature at her finest, untouched and waiting.
3- I will remind myself that this is the best time of year for me because it is my least busy time during the whole farming thing. It is a time where I can, dare I say “Goof around” and spend many hours in the bush exploring after feeding the cows. This is the time before calving begins and then planting and then harvesting begins, which as we all know can be a very crazy time of year. Not to mention that upcoming wedding here on the farm. Oh yes it is the best time for that “Goofing around” thing.
4- I have always found such unmatched beauty during this season and have never been bored with my own thoughts while surrounded by that beauty and the stillness that comes with it. There has always been interesting things to occupy my time and stir my imagination.
5- When those hot hazy days come I will probably have to hang up those knitting needles for a while and I am just getting the hang of that toque making thing.
So I am going to choose to be happy about whatever Mother Nature decides to give us, be that an early spring or a little longer winter because honestly there is nothing we can do about it and I am rushing off to the cold snowy bush to explore or “Goof around” while I still can.
I choose to think of it as Good News……How about you?
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