EDIT (8:27a.m.): According to my trusty-rusty on-line source (Kimberly’s mom), the babies are here, and everyone is doing well. Keep checking Shannah’s site for updates! Congrats, Shannah and Eric!!
I’m not a big fan of winter. The slush and mud and snow tracked in the house. The scarves and gloves and boots and coats and snow pants strewn all over creation. The freezing, frigid, dry, dry, dry, dry air. The goosebumps and static, the chapped lips and chattering teeth. The high gas bills and leaf-less trees. The blah, boring, brown and gray everything. The darkness, the cabin fever, the bitter, bitter cold. The long, long, long, long, everlasting-ness of it all. Ugh.
I have half a notion to move somewhere that stays toasty all year round.
I must admit, though, that winter can be awfully pretty. And sometimes even romantic. The snow started falling yesterday morning and didn’t stop all day. After Nina’s nap, the five of us took a walk through the woods behind our house. Everything was blanketed with pure, undisturbed snow. The whole sky was even white. It was beautiful.
Then tonight we went to the zoo to see the lights (Gabe hadn’t been yet). Jack Hanna was there doing his animal show (in a warm building!), and we got there just in time. We had to stand in the back (until some people left), but we got to meet him super quick right before the show. So cool!
And the lights were just beautiful. There’s a 9-minute show over the lake every 30 minutes or so that’s really cool. If you have a C-bus Zoo membership and haven’t gone to see the lights yet, do it! And if you live close and aren’t a member, I think it’d still be worth your money. A romantic date perhaps.
We’re gearing up for a big week. More details to come! Have a great Monday!