Spring in February
The weather in Wisconsin is going crazy. This past week in Northwest Wisconsin we had high temperatures of 55 degrees!
Our family skied Saturday in a ski event across Chequamegon Bay. Let me take that back, we water skied across Chequamegon Bay, or did we slosh across the Bay?
Stop by The River tomorrow and I will share our adventure.
Joy List Monday
♥ a weekly ritual ♥
a reminder to stop and pay attention to the little beauties and graces that make life magical and to set aside time for gratitude each day
♥ time with my husband and boys ... skiing / sloshing at night across Chequamegon Bay
♥ introduced to a new band by my boys ... we are a family who enjoys music
my boys had me listen to a new band they like
listening to the lyrics ... really listening to the lyrics
taking the next step and researching the band
♥ trying a new to me local bakery
♥ road trips
♥ visiting with strangers
♥ Spring in February ♥
Winter can be long and brutal here in Northwest Wisconsin. This year all I can say is Winter as been different. Ice storms, temperatures from -20 degrees to highs in the 40's all in the same week. Very strange and as I type this post, it is 50 degrees and raining.
Most of our neighbors stay cozy in the Winter. We do not see each other again until Spring. That is except for me, because I am crazy and still walk my dog in all weather, because my dog demands it. She would not have it any other way.
Once Spring arrives our neighbors all come back out and we find out what all is new.
This week, as Spring Sprung, my husband and I spotted our neighbor JoAnn. She was driving down the street as we walked our dog. She slowed and asked "how Winter has been treating us?"
She was crying. JoAnn? What is wrong? I noticed the bandage on her hand.
"I really should not be driving, I just got out of the hospital."
"What is going on?" I asked
"I have Cancer. One kidney is covered, one lung is covered, my neck has spots. Life she cried out!"
I was shocked. The last I saw JoAnn was in early December.
She received the news two days before Christmas.
The positive news, JoAnn has a wonderful husband.
Her son and his wife are expecting their first and her first grandbaby in March.
No matter how bad things seem, deliberately letting your mind dwell on positive, thoughts will enable you to survive.
"Okay, Carla, it is time to let your mind dwell on better things."
Go over the list and deliberately replace a worry with something honorable or pure or lovely, something worthy of praise.