|Pic from Friday night|
|I was struck by the sparkles. This doesn't give what I saw justice.|
I recently read an article about how to make something a habit. It was one of those things that seem innocuous, but turned out to be something that I have thought and thought about! One of the steps is to have a trigger. A trigger is an event or place or time or object that will trigger your memory to do that process that you want to have made into a habit. In other words- finding something that will make that action automatic. I'm trying to do a "Lola a Day" picture on Instagram, and I'm trying to establish getting outside about 7 am (before I have an armload of school bags) to take a shot of Lola. I put it on Instagram later- So my trigger is when I am putting my boots on, before I put my coat on. This isn't working perfectly yet, as I have had to go back to the porch to take a pic with an armload.... The other thing is that I want to add a little meditation to my morning routine, but that definitely needs work. My schedule is very lazy in the morning. BUT I do like the results of my attitude for the day when I remember it, so I want to establish that routine.
Why do I talk about this today?? Good question, I just found it an interesting way to think about a habit. Conditioned response in psychology class! My conditioned response to leaving school is to drive directly to the gym! I am a random sort of person with occasional gusts of linear thought, but today is not one of those gusty days.
So what to do, what to do.... I want to have about 4 extra hours this afternoon to be able to do what I want- but that won't happen so I need to prioritize. Since I have a 5 mile Snowshoe coming up here in 3 or 4 weeks, I need to get some distance under my feet, I will also go clean upstairs later and def. get to the gym by noon. Then I have time to snow shoe after that if I want or do some other things- what those are will appear to me later. I definitely will be hoping for a good photo day, though.
I hope you enjoy these pix from yesterday, I wish I could reproduce the amazing, blinding sun and the sparkle of the puffy snow and the really nice day it was to be outside.
On a side note- this has been a really WINTERY winter. Cold and a lot of snow. I mean, you can't believe how much snow we have out there when you walk where no one has. I've been breaking new snow shoe trails for myself and when I get going the snow is higher than my knees. I tried to take a pic to show how deep it is, but it just doesn't work very well. Holy smokes. This will be good for the trees and the water table, so I won't complain. (Oh yeah, yes I will- but you will forgive me, right??)
|See? These do not show how deep the crazy snow is.|