It is snowing today. I tried to have a proper pagan response – Yeah, wheel of the year, turning of the seasons, all gifts from the Mother, blah, blah, blah. Didn’t work. Just kept coming back to “I hate snow.”

I knew it was coming so last night I started to prepare for winter. I started washing the horses’ winter blankets. A good horse mom would have done this last spring when they were done using them. Instead I was in the barn last night trying to figure out what blankets I needed to wash. Spirit’s is bright purple. None of these blankets were bright purple. They were all mud colored. I guessed Spirit’s based on size because none of the color showed through. I washed his three times last night and there is still ground in mud on it but it is recognizably purple.

I’m trying not think about what the next load of laundry I do will come out looking like.