Winter Creatures

“There are such a lot of things that have no place in summer and autumn and spring. Everything that’s a little shy and a little rum. Some kinds of night animals and people that don’t fit in with others and that nobody really believes in. They keep out of the way all the year. And then when everything’s quiet and white and the nights are long and most people are asleep—then they appear.” 

 ― Tove Jansson, Moominland Midwinter

What does 2018 look like?

Well, so far, pretty wintery.  I have nothing witty to say.  I also have no resolutions, is that just me?  A few cool things have already happened this year.  I got my EMT instructor certification, and Allyn got a fantastic new job, but even with all that positivity I'm still stressed and letting winter have its day.  I'll cheer up when spring comes (yeah right.)

I just feel like people really try to fight that seasonal slump, but I'm all about letting it work itself out.  I'd rather have a depressive, exhausted slump at the same time the earth does, than do it in the middle of summer.

Allyn and I went to Black Rock on our first official "date" the first weekend of the month.  It was pretty, but cold, and I figured it was a good enough ritual to start off the year; being in a place important to us, the place we got married in fact, and putting us at the top of the "taking care of" list.