That's a great word, isn't it? I love cultivating openness. I need more openness in my life. For instance, Nick has invented four-person chess and wants all of us to play. I hate regular chess and have absolutely no desire to play it, much less learn new rules to be beaten with. But Nick is my son and I love him and I need to be open to his creative ideas.
But unfortunately, now that February is here, Openness just won't work.
We've had over 40 inches of snow in Ohio this winter. We've had days when the highs didn't reach zero, wind chills that will freeze-dry bare skin in minutes, and more days off school for plain ol' cold than anyone can remember. Tonight, George informed me tonight's low is -4 degrees Fahrenheit that the long-range forecast doesn't show temperatures reaching 32 degrees...at all.
I just about cried. And then I thanked God for coffee. And automatic coffee makers that make your coffee before you get up in the morning so you will get up in the morning. Because seriously, if it weren't for hot, black coffee awaiting me in the kitchen, I would. not. get. up.
Give me coffee, people. It's all that is keeping me thawed and capable of moving and talking and typing and not shooting holes in my freezer from sheer cabin fever.
Thank you, warm, wonderful coffee. Thank you.
coffee coffee coffee
That's my word for February.
What is your preferred beverage for the month of February?