a little trip to the library…

DenaFebruary 12, 2014

I’m not even going to lie… I’m getting desperate for ideas to get us out of the house. I know I’ve said it before, but winter is always hard around here, and this one has been the hardest in years. The temperatures have plummeted again and we’re set to get more snow on Thursday. It’s difficult enough that we’ve got so much to look forward to once the warm weather comes; but the fact that we can’t even leave the house — because it hurts(!) — is making my life flat out depressing. On top of that, I’ve been having some personal issues and a bunch of my close friends & family members are wading through problems and losses, too. Have I mentioned how ready I am for spring to get here?

Roman & I bundled up and sneaked out of the house yesterday for a little trip to the library. There’s not all that much that you can do with a nine-month-old in the library, but it was nice to get out and have a change of scenery. I picked up a couple of books — The Secret Life of Bees & Chickens for the Backyard Homesteader — and I’m trying to lose myself in them while I dream of warmer days.

To remind myself that happiness is not far away, I put together a little “warmth” collage from my manifest board on Pinterest. This is what it looks like in my daydreams… (Click the image to make it larger.)

Dreaming of sunshine & sandy toes,

P.S. I finished working on the invite for Roman’s party! Here’s a mock-up: Camp Roman Invitation. I’ll make a full update about my party plans soon. One more thing to look forward to! 😉

Comments (10)

  • Suzy

    February 12, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Sorry to hear things are getting on the rough side. Here we are down south getting all excited for snow and you’re just totally over it. It doesn’t linger and get old gross and grey. And yeah, adding personal and family problems on top of that, that’s never easy.

    But this whole birthday thing is exciting! I see Sam’s birthday not only a celebration of him being born, but also that it’s the start of spring and warmer weather. I bet it feels the same way for Roman’s birthday too!

    1. Dena

      February 12, 2014 at 2:39 pm

      Thanks so much, Suzy! You’re so sweet. Yea, winter has been a tough time, but it’s temporary. Spring is around the corner and soooo much to look forward to. I can’t believe that ONE is on the horizon for our little guys! <3

  • Misty

    February 12, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    oh get out, that invite is way cute! sorry life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be for you right now. that sweet little face and your kick ass day dreaming (um, can i join ya in all of those places??) should help get you through. hang in there 🙂

    1. Dena

      February 13, 2014 at 8:01 am

      Thank you, love! This too shall pass! xoxo

  • Crista at Hands and Hearts More Than Full

    February 12, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    We have been hold up here, too 🙁 Actually, I just posted about the library, TOO! There’s something satisfying about those alphabetized-books-behind-baby’s-head photos 😉

    1. Dena

      February 13, 2014 at 8:02 am

      Seriously… babies AND books! Two best things ever. ;]


  • Renee

    February 12, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Thinking of you! xoxo And I agree, heaps of troubles on your heart always seem more bearable in the warmer months. January is always just a terrible time. February is a bit happier. Before you know it itll be warm! And goodness, love library dates with James. Even if right now, all he wants to do is crawl up and down the aisles. Still fun though. 🙂

    1. Dena

      February 13, 2014 at 8:03 am

      Crawling up and down the aisles, yup. Oh and Roman occasionally pulls a few books off the shelf and attempts to rip out pages, too. Such fun! Hehehe… Thanks, love. <3

  • Jen @ The Well Read Fish

    March 5, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    If you like “The Secret Life of Bees,” the author just came out with another book that is pretty good: “The Invention of Wings.”

    1. Dena

      March 6, 2014 at 11:49 am

      Thanks, Jen. I am on the hold list for that one at my local library. Can’t wait to get my hands on it! 🙂

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