Monday, November 17, 2008

Back to Reality

The staycation is over. Bubs went back to work this morning. And we are back to our old routine. Well actually the staycation was a preview of our new routine, staying indoors.

The weather has turned cold. The leaves have fallen from the trees. The tundra is ripe for freezing. Winter is coming to my part of the world.

There will still be occasional ventures outside if the thermometer registers above 40. But it will not be the same. We will be bundled up in heavy winter coats with hats, scarves and gloves. Battles will be fought over the clothing options. Sweaters must be worn despite objections.

We will no longer ramble freely in the parks in search of squirrles, chipmunks and deer. There will be no more hikes looking for the perfect leaf. We will not stand on the banks of the river communing with the ducks.

Our journeys now will be ones of imagination. We will build magical castles in the dining room. Our living room will become dinosaur island. We will take our tea next to a volcano with all sorts of wild creatures. Lizards, snakes and parrots will be our companions. Bunny will be the queen of this magical mysterious place and I will happily join her on her adventures.

4 comments:

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Can I come over and play? Sounds much more fun than my boring desk job!

Karen said...

That's the problem with Wisconsin. When it's winter, it's truly "winter." Here in Colorado, you never know when it's going to be 2 degrees or 70 degrees -- like it is today...

EatPlayLove said...

we've been having odd warm weather, I am ready for sweaters and bundling up!

Insta-mom said...

Kate stole my comment...I want to come over, too!