Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Winter Wonderland

Ahhh, ice and snow. Midwest weather. So much fun. So pretty. As long as I don't have to be out in it!

The trees are crusted with ice this morning and the snow/freezing rain is continuing to fall. I am really enjoying looking out my bay window at the pretty ice and snow. I'm so thankful that I'm inside. I'm really thankful my contractions aren't progressing.

I'm not so thankful that Aaron had to go into work for a bit today. He works 20 minutes away, north of where we live. Just enough north that there's a higher mix of snow and ice. He took my car, since his cute little Mazda just doesn't get up the hills in our subdivision. Which means that I'm housebound with Hethan. Which is probably good. Except I have this weird streak in me that WANTS to go driving around the neighborhood to see if it's as bad as everyone says it is.... why is that?

I've been up since 6 am, voluntarily. I don't know why. Just restless this morning, I think. The cats didn't help me stay asleep, either. As soon as they scent that you're awake, they're all over you. Carl with his wet nose, Joe with his tiny little licks, and Cici with her claws and purrs. Not all at the same time, of course. Cici doesn't coexist with the other cats very well. So they take their turn with me, then she comes along and warns them off of me. She's a funny cat, you know.

I am bored. But I don't want to go to the basement to play with Hethan. Not in the mood today. We played ALL day yesterday and I didn't get much done. I want to go watch Tivoed Heroes, but I know as soon as I start it, he'll be upstairs and I'll have to stop it and pay some real attention to him. Is it ok that I just want a vacation today? I'm not one of those moms that shoves her kid in front of the TV or the computer (though my kid would be perfectly happy in his jammies in front of either the TV or the computer all day) and goes about my day. I play with him. I interact with him. We read books, do puzzles, build with legos, color together... and today, I just don't want to. Thankfully, he seems content to sit in the basement and pretend that he's Yoda.

Maybe I'll go eat an orange. Perhaps the taste of sunshine and warmth will perk me up. Let's see.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmmm....so you want to be a jedi?

QE

sarah cool said...

"Thankfully, he seems content to sit in the basement and pretend that he's Yoda."

You've got to save that quote to share with his first girlfriend, FOR SURE! :-)

Amber said...

I had one of those days too. My little man watched way too much tv. Oh well...he loves it and I had to work ;) Amber

sarah cool said...

Happy Valentine's Day Sweet Pea!!!! I'm going to have to mail you this blanket, aren't I! Little Steak Diane is going to be so adorable! I can't wait to meet her!!! I'm checking here constantly for updates. Can you blog from Labor & Delivery? Do they allow that?

Anonymous said...

We'll be praying for ya tomorrow. Let us know how it goes!!
Love ya!

Melissa

New Mexico Reader said...

Has anyone heard if Steak has made her appearance today? I know that the c-section was suppose to be today. i hope everybody came through it well.

Melissa B. said...

I spoke with Jenette this morning. Steak did make her appearance yesterday. Jenette was going to try to see if she could get internet access and maybe post pictures. Mom and baby are doing well. I'll save the rest of the exciting details for her to post as it's not my news to share. If all goes well they'll be home early in the week.

morgan said...

oh my little yoda...

congrats on kara. shame i can't call her peach or steak anymore.

Anonymous said...

I guess one of your favorite shows helped name the newest member of the family. Lt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace from Battlestar Galactica! Congrats on the safe arrival of baby girl Steak Diane.