That’s right - our kitchen thermometer read 81 degrees outside today! I have no doubt that such a phenomenon was a result of direct sunlight casting upon a flawed but well-intended 10-year-old mechanical device because it was most definitely not 81 degrees outside; but it was a beautiful, sunny January day nonetheless and the kids and I spent as much of it as we could outside.
Even the yellow pansies in our shed window box seemed happier:
Once the kids were safely in their beds for naptime, I snuck outside to take this picture and sat down on our white patio chairs to just take it all in - the sun, the fresh air, the birds singing. One of the perks of this job is the ability to slow down midday and enjoy the moment. I don’t do it nearly enough but I did this afternoon and it was worth every wasted minute.
And on that note, I am signing off and heading to bed earlier than normal tonight. I promise a more exciting post next time around – these mild winter days are fantastic for family bonding but make for some lackluster blog updates.
Happy Tuesday everyone!