Getting Back On Track

So, just when we thought we were in the clear, we made it through the hurricane, got power back, had the tree removed from the backyard and the kids were on the mend, we got hit again… WITH SNOW. Mother Nature is hereby banned from my house. She is not allowed to come over to borrow a cup of sugar, I don’t care how desperate she is. Getting through these weeks has been difficult, to say the least. And pretty much everything elective around here has suffered including my writing and exercising. And when those suffer, I do.

We got dumped on. Thanks, Nor’easter.

But today feels brighter! The sun is shining and the snow is melting. The oldest is at school and the youngest isn’t coughing all the time. We have plans today to work around the house. There’s a kitchen to clean, laundry to fold, and new toys to be played with. Time to get this train back on track. By Monday, I’d like to be back in my old routine. Routines are good things! Routines are what make life easier to live.

There’s also a book on my Kindle to be read. My good friend, Kimberely Sabatini‘s, new book, Touching the Surface, has been out for almost two weeks now. I’ve been reading a little here and there but now I’m at the point where I’ve read enough of the plot that I’m hooked. Maybe this afternoon I can convince the girls to do crafts while I read.

A snowy school pickup

Then there’s knitting and exercising. It’s time to get back to both of those as well! I have a shawl that’s been on the needles too long and needs finishing so I can move on. And I have a few exercise videos I’ve been neglecting. I’ll have to break one out today.

I’m also planning Japan-related posts for the next few weeks. That sake post from a few weeks ago was brought on by a specific question from a friend. Is there anything about Japan you’ve really wanted to know about? I’d be happy to write a post about something you’re interested in. Leave it in the comments.