So Much Beauty It Could Make You Cry

I don't share tidbits from our normal, everyday life very often. Sure, the past few weeks have been filled with good food, good drinks, good music, good talks, good laughs, and good times with friends and family, but for the most part it's just us. Just the two of us and our normal, everyday struggles, trying to be everything to everyone and to each other all at the same time. 

I've felt out of place lately, stuck on what feels like a desert island, where I'm too far removed from the past to feel like it bears any resemblance to life as I know it, but still nowhere close to the life I'm working on.

Just when I felt I had reached a breaking point - maybe, finally, after feeling it coming on for weeks - the Universe gave me 9 inches of snow and a day off from normal life.


We slept an hour later than usual. 
We ate pancakes for breakfast. 


When we needed a break from work we'd glance out the window at our winter wonderland.
We took our boy out and watched him frolic in the snow.


We made grilled cheese and tomato soup for lunch.


We worked some more.
We played some more.

For 24 hours I got to forget about all the things I'm not and all the things I do wrong. And it was as good as any snow day ever could have been.

17 comments :

  1. I'm sorry it sounds like you've been having a rough time lately. Just take a deep breath and try to take care of yourself. Sounds like you had the perfect day off, and that snow is beautiful!

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  2. We were iced in yesterday! yikes!
    I'm so glad you had a good day. Just keep moving forward and I hope you will find some comfort in your new life soon!

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  3. I'm SO glad you got a break, girl! You needed it so badly. We all break if we don't ever have a day to just *be*. I don't know anyone who can work that hard and not need it.
    What a beautiful day in more ways than one.

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  4. I want your life. No, seriously.

    So glad you got a break and a fun change! I think a lot of people get stuck in ruts when the routine becomes too "routine" and we get bored. Nothing like a little snowfall to break you from that rut!

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  5. I'm so happy you got this. I know how badly you've been needing it. Here's hoping it was your own "reset" button. Glad you were able to enjoy. <3

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  6. I'm sorry you've been feeling like you are doing anything wrong, or that you aren't where you want to be. I'm glad you got an unexpected day off, and grilled cheese + tomato soup basically fixes anything, so I really hope this helps and normal life gets a little easier or better for you.

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  7. This sounds like the perfect day for you guys. As much as I'm never a fan of snow, snow days are a good reminder to slow down and take a break from "normal" life.

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  8. Yay for a break! Some days you do just need a "mental health day". Thanks Mother Nature!

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  9. Sometimes those days do more for us than we can describe, but you did a good job of it. I'm glad you had one when you needed it!

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  10. Sometimes, we don't even realize how badly we NEED a break until we get it. I'm glad you got yours!

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  11. Sounds like you had such an amazing break for a day! I was really hoping we were going to get some snow Monday or yesterday but alas we did not. A snow day can sometimes be great for cleansing the soul!

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  12. Aww thats awesome that you got some relief from the routine day to day. Sometimes its good to get a day off and some relaxation. Glad you got some!

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  13. I love a well-timed snow day. Glad you got to take a little break from normal life. I've been feeling like that lately too. A little, not overwhelmed, just maybe too busy trying to do too much. I got to take a break and go see my nieces and nephew and it was the perfect time to do it... Glad you're feeling a little better.

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  14. Snow days are the best for feeling rejuvenated!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  15. That sounds like the best day "off" from your normal routine!! :) Snow has a way of reminding us to slow down and enjoy its beauty!

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  16. This post just hit me hard, especially your last line: "For 24 hours I got to forget about all the things I'm not and all the things I do wrong. And it was as good as any snow day ever could have been." I relate to this a lot and wish we could all have those days more often. I try really hard to just live in the moment and let the everyday life stuff be put aside for a minute but it's hard to do that. Days like you had make it easier, and I'm glad you got to experience it :)

    Also, your title...I'm glad I'm not the only one who that happens to. I get teary eyed over a lot of things, most of them simple, but simple is beautiful.

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