Got up reasonably early the other day. Went out the door into the freezing cold and new snow, toward the barn/gym. Good kid.
But here’s the nice thing: there were tracks in the six inches of new snow….Hilary had gotten up, un-noticed, and was out there ahead of me. SO MUCH nicer. SO welcoming. Plowed ahead…the barn lights all on, the heat starting to take over. We dug in together.
We’re doing that a lot lately, and it is so much pleasanter. If you can possibly talk your spouse or your lover or your golden retriever into doing this stuff with you, do it by all means. Cozy.