As we almost close the book on August, I’m both happy and sad.
Happy that Spring is so near, as evidenced today with the sun shining through the windows most of the day, and Mister F finding a lazy spot to rest his head while basking in the light.
But I’m sad, because all that we wanted for this month has been lost yet again, and once again the month is over.
There’s a lot of letting go, and yet there’s still hope. As the warmth becomes more constant and familiar, I hope it takes away all of the uncertainty, the frustration, and the pain, replacing it with only…
That is moccasins to you, my English speaking friends. 😉
Do not show me an ugg boot. Do you know what I say when I see an ugg boot?
Get it? The ugg is named aptly, because it is DAMN UGLY. Only once in my whole life have we had ugg boots in our house, and that was because baby girl got them as a gift when she was a baby, and even then when I put them on her, Hubbie stirred me forever and a day because he knows I don’t like ugg boots.
I think they pass on a baby. I mean, everything looks cute on a baby.
But, ugh. Pass on the UGG-LY boots, please.
Moccasins, ALL THE WAY.
From as long as I can remember, these things have been on my feet all year round. A couple of months around summer, I live in thong-type cushiony slippers… but these things, these moccasins, spell one thing.
I wore them all through my childhood and teenage years, and really they remind me of my childhood home, of my parents, of keeping feet warm and protected through everything.
I mean, why would you wear basic slippers when it’s cold? There is no proper support, or protection, or warmth… they can so easily slip off.
Actually, slippers are a hazard.
Moccasins fit snugly around your foot, providing cushions of love and goodness to keep those toes toasty, all day long.
(And yes, I know ugg-ly boot lovers will argue that their boots do the same, but the fact that you have to pull them off makes them so inconvenient, and did I mention, ugly? 🤣)
I got a new pair today at the local Wednesday market, because I wore my old ones to the ground to the point that there was literally no cushioning left in the moccasins!
There has been a lot of working from home and home-schooling over the past year, so they have been in high demand. 😁
But, ahhh. A new pair of moccasins. To set me up for the cold months ahead…
(For myself and half the state today, it seemed 🙄…)
Now, it’s not the earliest beach visit we’ve ever made post-cold weather. In 2017 we got there mid-October, which I consider a feat with all of those freezing cold Spring mornings.
But 2017 didn’t have covid either.
EVERYONE was at the beach today. We also popped down, chilled for a couple of hours, dipped our toes in the not-yet-warm, icy waters, and just breathed.
It felt like we were on holiday time.
There was the beach visit.
We were all home.
It was warm, hot.
Hubbie had 2 days off IN A ROW, that is cause for celebration!
(I had to keep reminding myself that baby girl goes to school tomorrow!)
It seriously felt like we were on extended holiday. And it made it all the more sweeter, because we were home.
This is why we moved. To get more of this. The last few months have been challenging to say the least, and I have more obstacles to overcome, and more hurdles to jump ’til I can say I am finally there.
But today gave me a taste of the beautiful life that is to come.