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Grateful for the break

"Winter" (noun) The coldest season of the year, in the northern hemisphere from December to February and in the southern hemisphere from June to August.

Or, in easier (yet vague) terms: the season between autumn and spring.

Some of you might have seen the social media post:

- It's like winter is mad and keeps storming out, then coming back yelling "AND ANOTHER THING!"

Texas CAN'T be the ONLY state that wafts to and fro with temps nice enough to get a run-in during the day, to temps frigid where that workout on YouTube is what gets me by just fine.

...and don't EVEN get me started on POLLEN production. I should've taken out stock in Claritin or it's cheaper Kirkland Cousin Allertec.

As much as I love the holidays, Winter itself is a whole-nother (that's the Texas talkin') matter entirely. Once the tree is down and lights put away, the focus shifts to the New Year.

Although I'm tempted to sit and make LONG LISTS of what needs to be fixed (caulk around all doors and windows), tidied (EVERY SINGLE CLOSET), and planned for the next 365.

I choose to see it as a time of REST and BREATHING. Grateful for these moments of quiet contemplation before things heat-up and get busy as Spring draws nearer. Bringing with it our busy service season, the Texas heat, the outings that draw us all OUTSIDE and the sweat that comes along with it.

At least we don't have it as crazy as up north, where a simple trip to the mailbox leaves many breathless and frost-bitten!

There's ALWAYS someone who has it worse-off, so grateful is where I choose to be.

and believe me, it's a CHOICE.

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