If you have followed my blog at all, it hasn't taken long to determine I'm not a big fan of this time of year. We are nearly out of February, which is a huge praise, but with the next week having a forecast of RAIN (highs in mid 40's, lows in mid 30's) - it doesn't seem like it's March....just feels like winter.
I just took a walk with Sydney through the neighborhood. I put on my gloves and stocking cap to brave the 34 degree temps (but clear skies) and it was a good thing. My body needed the fresh air and Vitamin D....I'm definitely in a funk. It's been many, many years since we've had such an "empty" season in our lives. It's been productive in terms of downtime and family bonding, but for a girl that likes to plan for the future and look ahead with excitement towards the next fun event - I'm running on empty right now.
During this last week, I had some really great girlfriend time. On Wednesday, Becky came over and we spent a couple hours either playing "Explorer Life" on the Wii and mat - or watching Mikayla play it. On Thursday, the day we had no school, I took the kids over to Amy's and never ended up leaving. We chatted for hours in her kitchen. As one of my dearest friends who I rarely get to catch up with beyond quick phone calls, texts, emails, or hugs at church - it was a hugely valued use of my time.
As for this upcoming week....well, the kids each have an orthodontist appointment.....and that's about it. Yes, there's Bible Study on Tuesday night and church on Wednesday, but my days could use some good structure. Hopefully, I'll be able to snag some sub assignments as my days off lately have been far too ho hum for my liking.