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Vacation is over — the week came and went pretty quickly considering. So did the company that came along with the week off. We had some family here that had to leave earlier than expected due to a family illness and some other friends who came for a couple days on a bit of a last minute excursion. Family that was supposed to visit us this past weekend wound up canceling due to sick children. It has been a bit of whirlwind, especially in light of the fact that the pain in my head and eye that I had been experiencing off and on which culminated in some wonderful ear ringing turned out to be sinus infection. The antibiotics and my digestive system are battling it out and I am stuck somewhere in the middle of all of it.
The “big” snowstorm we were supposed to get on Friday turned into more ice than snow, although we do have a six foot snowman in the front yard that Tyler and his friend built at midnight when we got back from a hellacious trip home from Massachusetts. It was not fun, not one bit, but the snowman, well it’s pretty awesome.
Now, we’re back to the grind. Back in the swing of things and all that jazz.
It’s been a busy couple weeks. The boys were on vacation last week and we had company over the weekend, my family visiting from New Jersey, which is always nice. Unfortunately, my sister and her family couldn’t make it so the boys were a little bummed to not see their other cousins as well. This week the boys were back in school, but we still had company visiting with us. Our goddaughter, along with three friends and her mother came up during their winter break (of course the weeks didn’t coincide) to go skiing. I hope that the girls had a good time, since we had a good time hosting them. It was nice to have the hormones in the house tip in favor of estrogen for a change — as you can imagine I am sorely outnumbered most of the time. They left today after we had a nice girl’s lunch in Manchester.
Tonight into tomorrow night we’re forecast for a storm. The weather is forecasting about a foot of snow, lots of wind and blowing and drifting. Each time I look at the forecast, they are inching up the accumulation predictions, which is more than fine with me. I love, love, love a good “no one is going anywhere” snowstorm because it’s almost like Mother Nature telling us all to just slow down and relax. We are at the mercy of Mother Nature, as so many have learned during this very snowy winter across much of the country. I think that sometimes she just wanted to remind us of who, really is in charge. It is most certainly not us.
So….with an impending storm and cold blustery weather planned, it seems like a good excuse to hunker down and enjoy the winter before it’s over and mud season rears its ugly, messy, goopy head.