The sun is shining and it looks like a beautiful day out. It is, just colder than I'm used to. The snow squeaks and crunches underfoot, bringing back memories of winters when I didn't worry about the temperature. There was no cold cut off for recess at school. You dressed and you went out, except in the event of a blizzard. Add the jingle of harness, the squeal of snow under the sleigh runners, and the steamy smell of horses and I'm back with my brother and Dad, out to feed the cattle. It turns cold, livestock needs more food. You can't forget them, just because it's uncomfortable out.
Snow? In the day it was a building material. Snow forts and igloos, tunnels and caves. Dig out the sled and stamp out a path. Spend the afternoon sliding until the sun disappears.
So- for my friends in the warm, south...see what you're missing. For those of you in the crisp and sunny north, enjoy. (Ha! I'm kidding.)
I've been married a long time and often write about everyday events.