I threw caution {or cleaning} to the wind

It was a warm day smack dab in the middle of winter. Hubby had the day off and the sun was beckoning us outside to bathe in its warmth. As Hubby went outside to get the truck ready for the oil change he was about to give it, a list of reasons ran through my head of why we couldn’t go outside and join him. The dishes were piled in the sink, laundry needed to be switched over, both bathrooms needed to be cleaned, the floors needed to be vacuumed and so on. I looked at my boys who were practically begging me to go outside and I threw caution {or cleaning} to the wind. I told them to hurry and grab their chalk and a few toys. I grabbed my camera, my drink and my tablet and we ventured outside. Hubby worked under the vehicles while our boys ran through the yard, their laughter full and rich. Occasionally they would stop to continue drawing or to use their toy tools to “help” daddy change the oil.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // I threw caution {or cleaning} to the wind

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // I threw caution {or cleaning} to the wind

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // I threw caution {or cleaning} to the wind

I was either snapping pictures, watching them play, drawing with them or reading. The sun was so warm and it felt so strange and out of place among the dead grass and trees, among the piles of leaves still in our yard. It may have felt out of place, but it was welcome. For once we didn’t have to bundle up in our outdoor gear to venture outdoors only to still be cold. No, we sat freely, feeling that sun through the light long sleeve shirts we wore. We were out there for hours. I kept telling myself I needed to go back inside, to start tackling my cleaning to-do list because it needed to get done and I just couldn’t do it. I couldn’t pull my boys away from the freedom of drawing on the driveway or running as fast as they could through the yard. I couldn’t pull myself away from the warmth and relaxation.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // I threw caution {or cleaning} to the wind

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // I threw caution {or cleaning} to the wind

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // I threw caution {or cleaning} to the wind

I may have had a busy night catching up on all the cleaning I had to do, but It was so completely worth it.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // I threw caution {or cleaning} to the wind

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // I threw caution {or cleaning} to the wind

Have you had a warm day during winter this year? Do you ever just set aside whatever needs to get done because the sun just beckons you outside?

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