Storing Up A Sunny Day

Jax and I have been spending every single waking moment outside lately. Well. Maybe not every moment, but you get the idea. We’re storing up the sunshine and fresh air.

Because in a few short months (or maybe even weeks), it will be winter here in Minnesota. And winter in Minnesota sucks. There’s no nicer way to say that. One year, it snowed 2 feet on Halloween…really.

I’m in a bit of a funk about it. I’m procrastinating. I haven’t updated the list of lockdown activities. Jax doesn’t have a winter coat yet, or a pair of boots. I haven’t checked my car tires to see if they will make it through another winter.

I haven’t cleaned up my garden. If I can go pick a green bean or a tomato, that means it’s still summer! Today, I picked 4 green beans and the plants are definitely at the end of their season. It’s time.

Jax hiding behind the artichokes.
Jax hiding behind the artichokes.
Digging in the dirt
Jax loves working in the garden with mama!

But I don’t want it to be winter yet! If i just hold off for as long as I can with all of these chores and spend as much time outside then I don’t have to think about what’s coming… right?

A Winter Wonderland

Oh well. No use making it worse than it needs to be. I guess we will enjoy it while we can! We’re going to play outside!


Author: Andrea M

Oh man, what an adventure! I went into labor unexpectedly when I was 23w3d pregnant. Jaxson was born weighing 1 lb 8 oz. A tiny little peanut, but boy was he feisty. He still is! We love it now, but we probably won't when he is a teenager. I write about our journey and all other things that come with it, including a brain tumor. We look forward to "meeting" you - come hang out with us...we're pretty cool.

2 thoughts on “Storing Up A Sunny Day”

  1. GREAT POST! I spent from April 207 through May 2008 in St. Paul with my brother. I thought winter sucked there, too. The first cold snap drove the temps down 60 degrees over night! Friends of mine told me one year they were at a halloween party and had to spend the night because it snowed so much. Probably the same one you are referring to. I did have AWESOME flower beds there, though.


    1. Yes – winter is brutal! But the summers are fantastic (and so are spring and fall!). It’s a fun place to garden, although it took me some time to get used to the short growing season! Thanks for the comment and have a great day!


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