Sarah loved winter. It was her favourite season. Every year, as the weather starts to turn cooler, Sarah would prepare her life and home for winter.
Just as her mother had done, Sarah had a winter wardrobe. Most people thought this a little strange – do you not just wear the same thing all year and add more layers? In the fall, she would slowly start to transition her winter things out of the hutch that she kept them in. Giving them a wash, putting them away where she would be able to wear them. And washing and storing her summer things.
The one part about her winter wardrobe that Sarah like the most, was her outer wear. She had had the same coat for many years, each spring dry cleaning it to make sure it stored well. She would take it from it’s plastic covering and air it out while the weather was still warm. Then her hat, scarf, and mittens would be taken out of storage, washed, and placed in the hall closet for easy access. These were her favourite. Her mother had made her the set and she took great care of it. Whenever she needed a new set, she would tell her mom and that Christmas she would get what she needed.
For Sarah, this routine allowed her to transition through the seasons, and her life, with ease. She loved the routine of it. The simplicity. The structure. It allowed her to welcome the cold and snow each year with an open and happy heart.
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Also, on a personal note! Today is my birthday!!! WOOHOO