The ice and snow storms , and the constant melting and refreezing of both has made our path from the cottage to the house quite treacherous at times.
On more than one occasion...I have slipped and fallen. (Thankfully, without injury.)
I take this very path at least a dozen times each day . Cooking and showers are still done out in the cottage and I have to work hard to keep it free of ice. I don't want to fall again or get off track.
Even though making a new set of tracks usually seems safer...
This is not always the case.
New paths often lead me to distraction. I see things that lead me astray and oftentimes I forget what I was doing to begin with. Does this happen to you too?
This morning, as I made my way down this path, I thought about how hard it has seemed to make our way home. As you know, our renovation has been ongoing for the last seven years. The first five of which we lived in our tiny cottage.
It was easier then, but we lost focus on the renovation. Weeks would go by without even going into the house other than to check on things and make sure nothing was freezing.
We became distracted, living our daily life by stepping around the hard to navigate path. Or simply not taking it at all.
It was time to take the harder path. Move back home, into the house still under renovation.
Face the hard stuff...everyday!
I have to tell you it IS hard to deal with the constant construction and messes that go along with it.
But were are getting closer to completion everyday that we work towards that goal.
I have dear, sweet hubby and YOU to thank for getting me through.
Your words of encouragement are the bright spots in my day! Thank you!
I don't think I could deal with it without you!
Now, as we make our way down this little path each and every day.. It keeps us motivated, focused on completing our renovation.
The cold air clears my head.
I see that by working on the house each day... our daily treks down this treacherous path will become fewer and farther between.
Soon, I will only take this path when I am working in the cottage studio, and probably not on icy mornings!
For now though, I am in need of an easier way...
Without getting distracted!
I did some research this past weekend looking for a solution a better way to break up this icy, dangerous mess.
I found this recipe of sorts and thought I would share it with you.
I can tell you it truly works!
I tried it on the back stairs to the house yesterday and this morning...I didn't have any ice to remove on my way out to the cottage.
Sometimes, making our way home is as simple as looking for ways through the slippery stuff without falling or in this case...
Ways to not have the slippery stuff at all!
This Monday, I want to be defined as someone who found my way down my path and discovered the beauty along the way...
Did not allow it to distract me from what I was supposed to be doing.
At the very end of this path sits one of my favorite places to spend my days in warmer weather.
If I stay on my path...I will get my tasks completed and get to spend a lot more time in Tinker House.
My path was made clear!
All it took was focusing on the things I was supposed to focus on! Not allowing the lure of an easier path distract me.
Enjoy your day and I hope you can find my discovery of use to you!