I’ve officially been a blogger for one whole year! I have to say, it’s been more of a struggle than I expected. In my head my family is super hilarious and interesting so why wouldn’t people want to read about us haha what I’ve learned though, we are only interesting when the weather is nice and we actually get out and do things. These cold winter months have been killer this year and getting out and about hasn’t happened very much therefore coming up with things to blog about has been HARD.
Struggles aside, I have really loved having a platform to share our adventures on and it gives me a little bit of my own hobby instead of just being “mom”. It’s something for just me that I can share with others.
I know lots of people want their blog to eventually become a business and make some cash, which would be really cool, but I certainly don’t have any big dreams for “Well Blended”. I’d love to build a bigger fan base however and I’m always excited when I get a new follower. I definitely love running into people in our small town and hearing them say they love reading my blog, it warms my heart to say the least.
So thanks to everyone that has stopped by, took a quick read or followed faithfully for the last year, it’s greatly appreciated! I hope you keep popping in for future endeavours!
Oh Valentines Day, a day of love and romance and sweet gifts. Unless you’re me. I am wildly unromantic and feel this day is an overrated money grab. Somehow I managed to marry a super sweet romantic man and even though it’s never anything huge, he always manages to outshine me on Valentine’s and make me feel like a real jerk haha for example, this year he brought home a bottle of coke (my fav), a gift card to Tim Hortons, a bag of my favourite candy and a handmade paper flower because I hate real ones. All of this was accompanied by a sweet love note.
You know what I got him? A bag of almond m&m’s that came in my popcorn combo at the movies the night before…..but I saved them especially for him because they’re his favourite so that counts right?? I know, I know, I’m the worst haha
We did actually have plans for the evening of shopping for vacation clothes and fast food (seriously, we are not fancy people) and my mom was going to drive to our house to make dinner for our kids and spend some time with them, but because we’ve been having the worst winter in years, a storm rolled in and the roads were too awful for any of us to be driving on the highways. So we made dinner a little early, ran to the store for treats for the family, rented a movie and Brad and I closed ourselves up on our bedroom for a very romantic night of the newest “Saw” movie.
Im not going to lie, I was just as happy doing this as I would’ve been going to the city and I’m sure Brad was relieved because I’m not always so easy to please haha
Anyone else have to change their Valentines plans due to the weather?
Ok, I get I live in Canada, but this weather is really getting on my nerves. Is this snow ever going to end!? It feels like the last week has been especially annoying. Maybe it’s because we’ve had all 4 kids here for a week so getting Dylan and Robyn to school in another town has made us overly aware of terrible driving conditions, but it seems like we’ve spent every night listening to the kids obsess about whether school would be cancelled the next day or not. It’s driving me up the wall!
We have had just about every kind of bad winter weather lately. If it’s not snowing, the wind is blowing making the snow we’ve recently had blow through the country side causing white out conditions. Then it’ll get warm enough to melt a little causing slush EVERYWHERE. Then rolls in the cold snap. I’m not kidding you, 2 days ago it was -45c with the wind chill when I left for work. So all that slush on the roads….it’s now nothing but ice. That wonderful deep freeze was followed up by a winter storm warning today!! Come on! Kids came home early from school, buses tried picking kids up but ended up turning around and heading back to the school and highways starting shutting down. Needless to say our Valentines plans were cancelled. Today we had snow, wind AND icy highways.
We are all starting to go a little stir crazy. We’ve tried filling our time with board games, movies and whatever else we can think of, the boys have even bundled up a couple times, loaded up a hockey net and hit our towns newest pond for some ice hockey with friends. The effort is there but the gloom is really starting to set in and irritate all of us. This family of mine needs some sunshine asap.
Brad and I are heading on a vacation in April and there’s a chance may not return haha
Anyone have any other ideas of how to cope with constant winter?