It’s amazing what a bit of sunshine can do to a person! πŸ™‚

The temp reached 46 ° F this afternoon! The inch of snow that fell this morning is gone and then some! The sun streaming in the windows lifted everyone’s spirits and chores were tackled with vigor and smiles! Motivation is still high and I’m tackling a couple of “those boxes” while washing dishes and cleaning of the counter (for the millionth time…or was it billionth? πŸ˜‰ ) while the children are outside playing for the first time in ages! I think I can count on one hand the number of times they’ve played outside this winter due to the cold temps. Nothing out of the ordinary really…but this year there just wasn’t the heart in any of us to “get out there anyway.” It’s nice to see them wearing off some “cabin fever!” Even the 2yo (nearly 3) is out there having a grand time! Last year, you could barely get him out the door…and if you did, he’d stand on the front porch for 10 min. until he was cold and then would be crying to come in. Can’t blame him considering his age of course…but then he was the first of ours to do that. All the others tentatively and then enthusiastically took to playing in the snow. Right now…that same boy is wallowing in it! (I just got pics to prove it too!) πŸ˜€

Going to cut this short – must keep this motivated feeling and really impress my dh when he gets home! πŸ˜‰