Today was a cold dreary day here in Northwest Ohio. The high wouldn't reach 40° and we saw the first snowflakes of the season fall early this morning. I love days like this when I don't have to work. Days like this usually mean JQ won't have to work either. Today that was exactly the case. A free day. A chance for us to spend all day together as a family.
This morning we went and did our civic duty—we voted. That fact alone should have tipped me off that the weather would be less than savory. It's always wet and cold on voting days. We took Gideon with us and he got his first look at the democratic process in action—a relatively empty church room with a handful of volunteers and a half dozen or so voting booths. We must have been 20 years younger than the next youngest person in the room. When we finished we got our "I voted" stickers and headed home for coffee and naptime (us & Gideon respectively).
JQ and I also cleaned out our master bedroom closet today. Something we haven't done since we moved into the house almost 2 years ago. We cleared up a bunch of floor space, rotated our summer/winter clothes, and even threw away an entire garbage bag of old clothes. It felt really good. Throwing clothes out is sometimes the hardest part for us—even when we know deep down we aren't going to wear them again. We were in one of those moods today and took advantage of it.
We spent the rest of the day playing together and enjoying the coziness of home. It was perfect.The three of us even managed to all eat dinner at the table together. I even in my pajamas already and it's just 7 p.m.