a snow day

Monday, February 6

This January has been a real doozy. I wish I could love it, I really do, but it tends to get to me every year and this one has been particularly depressing for a number of different reasons. So late the other night, I was googling this, right. A basic, "how to make Janurary suck less" google search. And it tells me that the two solutions are, get some light, and get some exercise. So I call my husband to tell him about all of this. Really keeping the main focus of the conversation on my various feelings, and then oh also, by the way, these are some solutions. And if your husband, is anything like my husband, then you know that, MAN, a good, solid solution to a problem is like striking gold. Well great! he basically says. Light and exercise? You've got it, you can do this. And while the next words out of his mouth were essentially, "wait, hang on. I didn't mean to try and fix it, let me start over" while I silently laughed on the other end ... he was, actually, right.
So. For now, my resolution until it's not anymore, is to do just that. Get some blood flowing to my limbs on a semi-regular basis. Maybe. Fingers crossed. And also, get outside.
So last week for starters, my sister and I went rock climbing, and then this week we decided to take our girls out sledding, and just general snow stomping. Everett, however was uninterested in coming, as he does not function well in the cold, and is very good about honoring that part of himself haha. 
This girl on the other hand, loves the snow/being outside in general, and begs to stay long after I'm ready to go. It may have something to do with this puffball of a snowsuit which she asks to wear constantly.
I may be smiling, but on the inside it's all melodrama and pleading.
 Spring, are you there? It's me, Syd.
Of course, we could not show up without something warm to make us feel better about our life's choices for the day.
I'd warmed some hot chocolate on the stove before we left, and I'm telling you right now, there ain't no hot chocolate like some hot chocolate made with fairlife ultra-filtered chocolate milk. I will never go back to the mini marshmallows version and THAT'S SAYING SOMETHING. Nutritionally dense in protein (13 grams per serving!), with 50% less sugars than regular chocolate milk. Also the best you'll ever taste.
We took turns sharing sips in between sled runs.
And all in all, it was an afternoon venture that included neither exercise nor sun but we'll give it points for trying!
This girl is my sunshine anyway.
This post has been in partnership with fairlife, a company that we use and love in our home daily.


Anonymous said...

Sydney, your readers love you... but why so many advertisements?

Anonymous said...

Oh how nice, a post. Thanks for gracing us with your presence every time you need a little cash. The fairlife/seventhgen blog strikes again!

kristy said...

I do not mind the sponsor posts at all because you always put such as fun fun spin on them. And most blogs do have sponsored posts now a days... There's always going to be opposition....haha You're doing fine... I have never tried this milk but I am going to pick some up the next time I'm at the grocery store. Thank you

Anonymous said...

I am sorry you are going through a rough patch... those are never easy.

I really hope you feel better.

Outside of that, I realize that you might have a contract with that milk company but every post is about them and a girls gotta make a living but I miss your old stuff.

Anonymous said...

I use to love coming on here for fashion and family life photos albeit superficial, I'll admit, writing was definitely not your forte , but literally all these posts have become so INAUTHENTIC. I guess I could stop reading. But, WTF. A day outside wouldn't be a day at all without our - insert advertising. Whatever.

Kaitlin said...

So glad you're back! Missed your posts!

xoxo, Kaitlin

Anonymous said...

Just an FYI - the Fairlife chocolate milk is delicious, but it contains Sucralose, which is an artificial sweetener. So if you're trying to keep those out of your diet, be aware. Also, Fairlife is owned by Coca Cola, not some cutest family farm as the advertising suggests. I'm not saying people shouldn't drink it, but I do suggest that people do some independent research before buying into a product. I'm not saying you haven't, but I would urge your readers to do so.

Fariha said...

I hear ya. I can't wait until spring comes around. Winter gets so gloomy, but thankfully in Chicago the weather is getting warmer and I couldn't be more happier to see the sun!

Fariha | http://blog.farihawajid.com

Aria Di Bari said...

These photos are just so cute!


Unknown said...

I love your blog and always have. I hopped into your comments to see if someone had asked about how you made the hot chocolate (just boiled it, I assume?). Anyway, blown away by the nerve that people have to share their opinion with you about how, what, why you should post. I like you. I like your blog. Keep being you girlfriend!

Have you considered turning off comments? Your life doesn't need these "negativity spreaders"!

bigJCfan said...

lol @ "keep being you." That's the point -- this ISN'T Sydney, it's an ad. I was a reader for years and years and dropped off gradually... just checked back in, and the four posts on the front page ARE ALL SPONSORED. What a shame. And I don't think I am "spreading negativity" when I was a fan for ages and even fangirl emailed her like six years ago. If readers just = customers, people are going to speak their mind, I think.

Sorry if you're offended, Sydney. I read all your archives back in the day, and though I won't be coming round anymore, I wish you and your cute family well.

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