So besides the whole Sierra Leone thing, I feel like I've forgotten how to blog. I think I can blame it on Facebook, where I have the ability to update people on my life with one sentence. It's as though I've forgotten how to type a paragraph.
But I am determined to blog. So today is an exercise in writing. Just to break through the fog. The blog fog.
See? So corny.
I'm losin' it.
The snow, (of which we've had over 6 feet since December 18th) has been melting this week. I think we're down to about a foot, except for the huge piles and berms from the plows and shoveling. It's supposed to continue to be above freezing, so I think the meltdown will continue. It's sloppy, but at least most of the streets are down to bare pavement now and I can walk without fear of slipping and cracking my head open.
The kids were out of school on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday last week. Once because of another snow storm, and then later because of the flooding caused by the melting snow and the mess in the streets. It's next to impossible to navigate around the schools when there's so much snow - nowhere to park and no sidewalks to speak of for kids to walk on. There was also a lot of concern over the snowload on roofs, especially at some of the older schools. Savannah and Ethan attend school in a building that's over 100 years old... so while it was a challenge to have them home for such an extended winter break (over three weeks) I'm glad they were home where they were safe.
I leave two weeks from today for CHA in Anaheim. I'm SO looking forward to feeling the warmth of the sun. And seeing new product. And having a little adventure... it's always a fun week.
New Year's Resolutions? Yes. I'm walking. Every.single.day. Most days so far, that means I go out around 9:00 at night and walk in the dark. I haven't been able to get into the routine of getting out while it's still light. Partly because the kids have been home so much. And partly because I'm a procrastinator. And partly because I like walking at night. I bought a journal and I'm writing down the details of my walk every day. I'm determined to not miss a day. One day last week I didn't get out and I made myself walk in place for 20 minutes before I went to bed. I felt so stupid. Go ahead. Laugh at me. But at least I moved my body and I 'walked.' It certainly motivated me to make myself get outside. Walking in place is just stupid. I don't want to do that again.
My Christmas decor is still up. On January 10th. I've never left it up this late. I'm blaming it on Asia, who was out of town all week. I cannot get the trees downstairs where they're stored by myself. So I had to wait until he got home. Today or tomorrow, it's all coming down. I'm SO ready to reclaim my space. I love decorating for Christmas, but I also love putting it all away.
I'm taking a class at the store today. Seldom get to do that. Looking forward to it.
Okay. So I wrote a few paragraphs. Yay me!
I'll get it back... my groove. One post at a time... just writing is good.
It feels good.