The moment I saw we had snow in the forecast, I worked extra hard to get everything done so I could have a full day off and just enjoy being cozy inside while it snowed outside.
I made a list of everything I needed to bake. I stocked up on the ingredients I’d need for chili. I hauled wood and stacked it so I’d be completely and totally ready.
The snow arrived, and so did the guy to repair my kitchen ceiling. I was actually really thrilled to have that happening … but it meant my kitchen had to be emptied out into my living room. And it meant that someone would be here working in the little space where I was going to be baking cookies.
I don’t know about you, but I have a very hard time relaxing when things aren’t in their place. So even when he was done round one of the repair and was no longer there, I still couldn’t relax because my house isn’t in order. And in a small home, there’s no hiding from mess. So I decided to try and focus all my energy on the beautiful snow outdoors and just ignore the things I couldn’t control. And it worked! I wandered through the woods here and lay in the snow beneath the warm sun. And it didn’t matter that I wasn’t eating my chili curled up on my couch watching pride and prejudice (that was the original vision) … it was peaceful, calm, and lovely in it’s own way.
I’m hoping for lots more snow this winter. The kind that arrives in a big way and is super fun to play in. And then completely melts within 3 days : ) With all the craziness going on in life these days, I think we deserve some winter fun!
p.s. I started an instagram account … @littlebohocottage … to share photos of the little cottage I’m currently living in nestled away in the Hudson Valley. It’s been my dream to live in a tiny little cottage, so I’m super happy to finally get to try it out!
Kate Callahan is Hudson Valley photographer who LOVES to capture authentic memories for couples and families. She’s available for weddings, senior photos, child photo sessions, and family photography. Kate works with clients throughout the Hudson Valley, NYC, Delaware (and the tri-state area), and beyond.