Friday, January 23, 2009

Lack of Winter Blues

So I know that people get the winter blues, however I am sure I have the LACK of winter blues. The weather here in Texas has been an average of 70 all week. So while I have enjoyed throwing my children in the backyard as much as possible, I am crabby that I can't wear any of my winter clothes! Not only that the dumb weather wrecked havoc on my menu plans, I mean how much fun is it to eat beef stew or chicken chili with the air conditioning on. So for those of you that know and love me please pray for cold. I not talking a snow storm or anything (although I would take that!) I would just be pleased if the temp dropped in to the 30's. So if you are complaining that you wish the sun would come out, or that it is no fun to run errands in the snow, just remember the grass is always greener in Texas!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Home Again, Home Again

Well Folks I finally made it home and hope to manage to stay here for more than two weeks this time:)

No really I loved seeing everyone, and I know that keeping busy was the only way I made it through the holidays without Steve, however I truly am content to be home. The kids are a little lost without so many people and so much activity, but I am sure that soon enough we will fall back into routine. I have been really yucky sick with sinus junk and such, so I haven't quite got back into my groove yet. On top of that I had like 4 appts my first week home, and then car issues! However all that chaos serves to remind me that there really is no such thing as routine or normal.I am expecting company already tomorrow, so I am sure that next week will prove to be a little busier than usual. But all these distractions and dates to look forward to allow the time to speed by somewhat faster as I count the days.

My Birthday is this week, and I both look forward to it and dread it. Not just because I am getting older, but because birthdays in our family are the most special day of the year. And I had finally "trained" Steve in almost all our traditions and he won't be here to help make it special. In fact that night I have a mandatory Town Hall meeting to attend, how un-birthdayish is that? Oh well next years is a big one for me, so hopefully Steve will be home to make much to do about it:)