I just thought you all might like to know that it's snowing again. If I lived in Michigan, or Alaska, or Maine, ok, but I live in Seattle. I love the snow and I went for a walk at 8pm because my all time favorite thing is being out in a snowfall. I just have this to say...
THE SCHOOLS BETTER BE OPEN TOMORROW!
Oops, did I say that out loud? Let's just say that I've had 3 kids, with the flu, and an extra long extended Christmas break, and the holidays and a birthday to boot going on. Those were my last three weeks. January 5th needs to bring something new. I could pick up a few kids and a teacher or two in my Durango. I wouldn't mind a bit!
The little girl prayed tonight that school would be open (she goes to preschool with her beloved Aunt Renee - "Nay School") for her and her sister tomorrow. Amen, said mama. Which was a lot better than her prayer over dinner last night, "Deaw God, pwease help Daddy not have any more prickles and have mama cook less. Amen." Hmm... so, the five o clock shadow and home cooked meals are not her idea of an ideal family experience.
But she's got the right attitude about snow. As it melted, a week and a half after it first started, she came downstairs and said "Thank goodness the snow is melting! I mean, snow is fun, but it's nice to have a bweak!" Amen sister. I go stir crazy by 11am if I haven't left the house on a weekday and I can't even count the number of days I was homebound. If I haven't mentioned it before, the pioneer days would've killed me. I'd have stayed in the tenements back on the East Coast for sure.
All that to say, let's just hope the snow is purely decorative and the roads are open.
Also, I'm sore. Two long walks and a few exercises, some Wii Tennis, and I can't move. That's pathetic. I've started this new thing where I do calf raises all day. The Mystery Man likes to open the microwave - it's really the highlight of his day - and whenever we heat up a bottle he wants to open it RIGHT AWAY! So, I started counting down the seconds with him and it occured to me I could do calf raises at the same time, while holding his 22 pound self. They heat for 45 seconds. Several times a day. And now it's our thing. And rising to a standing position is nearly impossible. I'm thinking that kid drinks wayyyy too many bottles now.
OK, morning comes quickly, maybe I'll be less sore tomorrow. HA!
PS Yes, that is a windup toy working out. You can get one here if you really want one!
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