Today the backyard is thawing again. This is one of the days (of many) that I question the sanity of getting (the kids) a dog. Even stupider was a cute little white dog. It is mud puddle season. Casey "runs a muck" jumping and frolicking. She is having a ball. The cat observes from a tree, shaking her head and licking
Earlier this week, I was out and about, as I try to launch the habit of daily walks. It was slightly warm and bright and sunny. Everyone and their uncle (and their uncle's dog) was out. People were smiling. Strollers were being pushed through the thawing snow and the resulting pools of runoff. I saw a baby with sunglasses on, out for his first toddle with mom and dad holding
Yesterday, just after unpacking,what \K, K and B used to call, "outdoor" shoes, the snow started to blow and I was back in my scarf, pompom hat and mitts. I was going to head to the gym and walk the treadmill for fear of slipping on the frozen pools of runoff.. I convinced myself that if anyone had the opportunity to stay indoors, they would definitely take it. In all honesty though, I could just not fathom the idea of scraping the ice off the car one more time.
I have gotten away with the whole self-righteous "my children are my priority" mantra but that being said it just begs the question, now that the sticky threesome live elsewhere, "what the heck is my excuse now". Derek is away. As I sit here, there are dishes in the sink, my bed is unmade and I see Dust Rabbits everywhere. Do I feel compelled to stop writing and attend to these things? Not in the least.
My husband likes a tidy home. He came from a home where his mother had a weekly day that was ear marked for cleaning. She knew how to keep house. Carpets were SHAMPOOED! Apparently this was a scary day for little boys. I think my mother-in-law ironed socks. Ethel O'Rourke, with great intentions, gave Bridget a toy iron when Bridget was about 3. I think this may have been her attempt with #3 child to get her young enough, that she
Derek has learned to live with me as long as we don't have to share a bathroom. When he decides enough is
Well, today is another bright and sunny day however from where I have planted myself on the