I am not going to pretend that I am sitting here in sappy happy state.
I have feet, yes feet, of snow piled around me. It’s five degrees below zero without the wind and my kids are home together for the third time this week (1 sick day, two snow days).
I am exhausted, very pregnant, and so ready for spring.
Yet I am happy (and I am reminding myself that constantly).
While resting out the blizzard because I was having cramps/contractions (due to dehydration) I read “The Year of Positive Thinking” from Keli, and I thought yes, yes, YES! That’s me.
I don’t always say it out loud but many times I am grumbling in my head. Another snow day really? If I trip over one more tea cup, Lego, lost shoe! Ohmygoodnesscanyoujustgoplaybyyourselfforfiveminuutes.
I am so blessed. I have a family, a house, more than we need. We watched the storm from our warm house. We didn’t have to try to get to work or risk loosing our job, our livelihood. We could just wait it out.
So I am going to focus on the simple things that are happy right now.
The sun is out.
The kids have been playing (okay PBS is on) in the basement with no tears, fights, tattles or complaints for almost 2 hours. (don't be jealous, I can hear them yelling now, stomping up the stairs is sure to follow).
I am staring at a teeny tiny little hat (with ear flaps) and feeling a little someone try to flip over (I think they are running out of room).
A neighbor (that we don’t know) brought over a really big snow blower and helped my husband clear our driveway yesterday because someone told him I was pregnant.
We didn’t loose power and we seem to have enough chocolate and coffee to last several more days.
I have zero reason to leave my house again until we get Maternity and Family pics taken on Saturday.
My husband let me hire a cleaning person, they start Monday.
Also linked up with Beth's You Capture: Red (mostly because I loved the pics I got and I am too pregnant to write a second post. Sorry)