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#51: Have a snowball fight

I’m kind of an indoor girl.

I say this so that you know why it’s taken me over a year of this project to do one of the easiest things on my list. Why, when we’ve had plenty of snow over the past year and some change, why I haven’t just bundled up to go outside and just PLAY in it.

I moved to Michigan when I was a teenager so I didn’t really get the whole childlike wonder, romp in the snow, be giddy and carefree kind of attitude about winter. In high school, snowdays meant hanging out with my friends and an extra day to get my homework done – A DAY OFF – not a day to go out in the muck and play (And honestly, how hilarious is it that as a parent I REALLY HATE SNOW DAYS?!)

But today, we had a fresh canvas of snow to work with.

SO, OUTSIDE I WENT.

And I wouldn’t say that I won the snowball fight. I pack a pretty good snow ball. But, I guess if you’re having to pick a winner, once you get hit in the butt with a snowball while running away, it’s safe to say that the winner… isn’t you.

But, it sure was fun.

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I’m SNOW Stupid

It’s done nothing but snow all over Michigan the past few days, so why haven’t I gotten into a snowball fight with anyone or made my snow angel yet?

Oh, yeah. That’s right. Because I hate the cold.

What the hell was I thinking putting this on my list?

I think I’d like to look ahead. Surfing. The temps keep dropping around here and I keep having those thoughts of warm sun and blue skies. And SURFING. Sure, Michigan is the land of a gabillion lakes but are they really surfworthy? (And maybe if they’re not, it’s the best thing for a newbie like me who has never gone surfing). My husband thinks this is one of the most ridiculous things on my list because when we were in Hawaii for our honeymoon eight and a half years ago, he took a surfing lesson. Me? I hung out on the beach trying to get melanoma. But who knew, right? Now, I want to try it. Then? I was young and stupid and thought I had all the time in the world to do whatever I wanted whenever I wanted. Obviously, that was before children when I dictated my own schedule and planned life around work – with no other schedule obstructions.

Now, I want to try the things I didn’t before.

Guess I should start with snow.

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