This is me without makeup. I think it's important to see ourselves and other women without makeup. Don't worry, I'm not about to get on a soap box (I'll save that for another day and another topic. Haha.) I love being creative with makeup and the self expression it brings. But I know that I shy away from being photographed without makeup on. I shouldn't. I am beautiful this way. And so are you.
Snowpocalypse is still leaving its mark here. Many towns in our area have been closed for five snow days already with a sixth to follow tomorrow, and the weatherman is predicting a fresh new batch of the fluffy whiteness tomorrow night. Because the weather has been so insane, most of the grocery stores around are very low on supplies.
Hope you didn't want meat!
The food shortages bring me to deep thoughts about what the world can be like. Again, not getting on a soap box, but as Americans we are beyond blessed. I often forget how lucky I am. Despite the fact that my husband has been unemployed since December, we haven't known true hunger. There have been nights of leftovers and of cooking random stuff from ingredients long forgotten in the depths of the pantry or freezer, but still we are blessed.
I just finished The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. The books were amazing. The first one moved a little slowly, but the second two had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. The author's talent is evident as she weaves such a complex, riveting story. I think they are categorized as "teen" books, but I didn't feel that they were gimmicky or immature. Quite the opposite. I highly recommend these books. If you have already read them and want to discuss them, let me know!
I'll leave you with a shot of the playground from the back door at work. Stay warm and safe!