A recent post called Hope and despair in pictures from A Thing About Joan truly resonated with me. March is a crazy, unpredictable time of year in the Midwest in general and in Wisconsin specifically. We’re used to snowstorms or a light dusting of snow (like today) or beautiful 50 degree days that we experienced just a few days ago. This leads to a lot of melting of the now ugly gray-brown snow. Long gone are the days of the first white snows that stick to trees when we are all moved to say, “But it looks so pretty.”
As a family we LOVE getting outside on these first warm-ish, above freezing days. Daddy O. and I even walked to a nearby restaurant on Friday night for a fish fry date night with two other fun couples. It was so nice! Earlier that day my kids had fun riding big wheels and bikes:
An even better image of hope was the reprieve from Wisconsin Winter that Daddy O. and I enjoyed on our Kid-free Fun in Phoenix Trip.
Images of despair from winter are probably best captured when I discovered that our indoor weather station DOES display negative temperatures, though I was a bit confused by this display:
I guess I have HOPE that today is only in the 20’s, although I am bummed to be dealing with hopefully the final head cold of winter. I decided to spare you the image of my red-Rudolph-ringed nose and wastebaskets full of tissues.
One final image of hope is a recent colorful drawing from big sister. Aren’t we all looking for rainbows and possibly our pot of gold on Saint Patrick’s Day?!
Have a wonderful day! What do your images of Hope and Despair look like? Thanks for the inspiration Joan. Link back to her awesome blog to share your posts!
Love this! Hoping we turn the corner SOON on this winter!!!