It’s been a funny old winter so far. After a couple of good snows in November, we had a curiously un-wintery December. We chopped down our Christmas tree early in the month in very muddy conditions, and welcomed a grey Christmas day that felt distinctly unseasonal. We did go for a long, rambling walk through our woods with the dog that day, and there wasn’t even the slightest hint of snow to come. The new year brought a strange combination of snow, rain and then freezing rain, leaving a glistening carapace on absolutely everything in sight.
It looks like it’ll be the kind of winter that will be hard for placing memories and milestones. I know that my youngest did manage to fit in a bit of sledding with friends, but I’m already unsure of exactly when that would have happened. Probably November, which seems eons ago.