February 4, 2014 by Ellen V
We spent the weekend at the lake. Sister A met us there, and we enjoyed some sister time, truly magnificent cosmopolitans, a blazing fire, and a little playtime in the snow all evening on Friday and again all day on Saturday.
Sunday, Jane woke up looking (and sounding) just awful.
Yesterday was the first day we’ve had to really feel the pangs of daycare, paying for a day she couldn’t go and having to arrange our schedules to care for her. Luckily, her former sitter (who would watch her through thick and thin in the past) was able to help us for a few hours, too. Today, her fever broke by yesterday afternoon and while she sounds pretty rough today, she seems to be feeling much better. There’s nothing like a bout of illness, though, to keep us all on our toes.
So, with the lake trip, a toddler illness, and a few long days at work, we’re way behind at home. The refrigerator is bare, and I realized today that we still have a Christmas wreath up. Snow is forecasted for tonight (oh, winter…) so tomorrow morning’s productive hours will most likely be eaten up by snow removal.
This is why midwesterners are crabby by February. We’re tired of the weather, behind in our work, and haven’t seen the sunlight in months.
It’s February 4th. Is it okay to be looking forward to March already?