Pinch Me

We have had an unbelievable stretch of weather here. It was snowing just last week and we were wearing t-shirts and shorts today. Not a bad March Break for the kids!

We did a lot around the house and yard. Tidied the garage, did some early gardening, pulled out the warm weather clothing, dug out the bikes, scooters and rollerblades. The one thing I didn’t do though was put away the winter stuff. It never fails; my birthday usually involves sub zero temperatures, snow and/or ice. And Easter wouldn’t be Easter without snow. So we have 3 seasons worth of clothing stuffed into drawers and closets.

I’ve decided to babysit starting at the end of April. It will help with some of the growing bills around here and also be a lot of fun. L and A love him already and they have not stopped talking about him. It’s cute. It’ll be interesting to see how L does with it. I think it’ll be good for her and good for everyone. 🙂

The time change has totally messed us up here. It’s taken till tonight for L to go to bed at a decent time. Still working on A.


Snow, snow, snow!

I have been managing to stay on top of the house work and meals, as well as little chores that have been piling up. Except the laundry, which somehow multiplied despite my best efforts. Today I have at least 6 loads waiting for me in the laundry room. *sigh*

In the process of keeping up and being so awesome, I ended up getting a cold. Yesterday I felt dreadful all day and couldn’t keep my eyes open by 2pm. J took the girls out for a couple of hours while I napped. He even got them an early dinner so all I did later was make some grilled cheese sandwiches. Today I feel slightly more human but now I have a cough and so do both kids. Ugh.

The good news is that there’s snow. Yes! Snow! A good foot or two of it. The kids were so excited so I took them tobogganning yesterday (yes, even though I felt horrible) and they are now looking outside practically drooling at the new snow again. They want to go skating today which is great except the outdoor rinks that L can use a chair on are covered in snow and I would have to shovel off before they skate. The other rink will be clear but we can’t bring a chair so I’ll have to hang onto L. And at the moment it is blistering cold and windy so maybe if we wait a while someone else will clear the ice. 🙂