It was just a month ago that I was whining about the lack of sunshine. Amazing how one month can change my perspective because now, I'm just fine with it - in fact, relishing it. At least for these last two days I am. (How about you Jodi? Is this stuff hitting your side of the mountains?)
Michele and the kids are still around and yesterday we didn't leave the house. It was glorious and I found myself looking at the clock wishing time wasn't passing so we could continue the coziness indefinitely. The girls moved from room to room, pretending, painting, gluing, putting together puzzles (pretty much making messes, but happy doing it). The boys spent the day trying to conquer "Sly Cooper 3" - and got along swimmingly doing it. I got rid of a third of the clothes in both kid's closets (I've been waiting for them to grow to finally unload some stuff), took care of important emails, printed off some important documents from our ancient laptop that only works when it wants to, watched the "National Spelling Bee", ordered some organizational things I'm very excited about implementing, and ate some fantastic raspberry cobbler. I think we all loved our "down day".
Today is Sydney's 2nd birthday - so HAPPY BIRTHDAY SYDNEY! She has really been an excellent dog - what makes us love her so much is what bugs us most - she LOVES, LOVES, LOVES us - so sometimes she has difficult time respecting personal boundaries, but that's a hard thing to fault a dog on. We're very blessed to have her.