Snow Days and Weekend Reading

We’ve had record snowfall here in Kamloops and we, like many others, have literally been snowed in. City workers were unable to keep up with the volume of snow that fell in such a short period of time and many people found themselves housebound waiting for roads to be cleared. Flights in and out of the airport were cancelled and for the first time in 37 years schools were closed.

And the snow kept falling.

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It was pretty to look at from the warmth and safety of home. Not so pleasant for those (like my hubby) who spent a lot of time outside clearing snow from their own, and neighbours, driveways.

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To be honest, I enjoyed the snow days. It seemed like the quiet days of the holiday season were extended a bit and I appreciated it. The fact that we’ve got a pantry filled with all manner of canned goods, and a freezer likewise filled with food, meant that we could hunker down pretty comfortably. A few days when I have a legitimate reason not to leave the house? Count me in!

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Here’s a few interesting tidbits I picked up this week with all the extra time I had for reading and learning new things. I hope you find them interesting.

Have you heard the term ‘Decision Fatigue’? I can identify with how, faced with a plethora of decisions every day, one can become overwhelmed. Been there. Done that. Got the t-shirt. In fact, you might be surprised at how often I wear the same t-shirt when I’m enjoying days at home. I liked this post about The Science of Simplicity: Why Successful People Wear the Same Thing Every Day.

I’ve been reading about a new trend toward minimalism that interests me. While I don’t make resolutions for the new year this is a trend I plan to embrace at some level. Check out Why “Minimalism” Should Be Your 2015 Resolution.

Here’s a great article about making homemade pasta. I dipped my toe in the pasta-making practice a couple of years ago and look forward to doing it more this year. Yes, there will be future posts about my pasta-making adventures.  The Science of the Best Fresh Pasta.

I loved, loved, loved this post called Give Me Gratitude Or Give Me Debt by Glennon Doyle Melton on her Momastery blog. Check out her kitchen reveal. Perfect.

Okay that’s it for this week. Enjoy your day and enjoy your weekend.

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I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Your photographs tell the story. I bet you took the black and white photos with colored film. I loved the “Decision fatigue” article. I represent that feeling often.

    The sun is finally shining down here which that alone makes me feel warmer.

    1. I did take the photographs in colour, Letty, but I didn’t convert them to black and white. That’s what it really looked like while it was snowing!

      Enjoy that sunshine! I find that when the sun is shining I have more energy and my mood is better, don’t you?

  2. The winter scenes are beautiful. TIme to raid that well-stocked pantry and take a snooze.

    I like the links, especially Why Successful People . . . .Same Thing Every Day.” I see the logic but I don’t agree entirely. When I was teaching though, what I wore on Sunday became my Monday outfit.

    Not to gloat, but it’s about 60 now in Florida!

    1. I’m only a tad envious of your temperature. Okay, maybe more than a tad.

  3. Beautiful photos,Linda . Your post resonates with my word for the year ” Simplify” and with my desire to “nest” in front of the wood stove while the cold,winter winds blow. Thanks for your links. I checked them all out and they are worth reading. Stay warm!

  4. Hi Linda, just popping over to visit your site. Thanks for the visit. You sure have a lot of snow out your way. We had a light dusting this morning. After being retired from education for 3.5 years I’m still trying to downsize and simplify things … a little bit each day is my goat for this winter till those shelves are clear 🙂

    1. We are on a similar path it seems, Linda. I’m looking forward to following along with your blog.

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