Sunday, December 16, 2007

And yet another...

...lazy Sunday.

I am really into doing nothing right now. My days off are like little nuggets of pure gold with which I do absolutely nothing. I had planned, sort of, to go into Manhattan and wander, but the weather is shitty and cold's so much easier just to fall asleep on the couch with the dog instead.

I like the sound of show shovels on the sidewalk. It's not a sound you hear growing up in Central California. Last night and this morning we got the lower half of another storm that probably did a lot more damage north of here. For us it was only sleet, freezing rain and wind. I woke in the middle of the night to the sound of the frozen rain hitting the window glass. In my slumberish state, I made a mental note to take a nap later in the day. That's when you know you have a real day off... when you think about sleep while asleep. (When I have a screaming newborn, someone please remind me how much sleep I took advantage of beforehand.)

One thing that downright sucks about this time of year is that these are our shortest days... at two o'clock it feels like its about to get dark. And I guess, in a way, it sort of is. How strange that the same week in December will mark both the once-again lengthening of our days and the half-way stage of this pregnancy. Things to look forward to.

Alrighty then. Time to sign off. There is all sorts of other stuff that I have to avoid working on right now.

Sunday, December 02, 2007


We awoke this morning to a thin blanket of snow on the ground. According to the Farmer's Almanac, this winter is going to be a snowy one for our region. I hope so... I love snow days. And I have yet to actually see a real snow storm. Even when I lived in Chicago I never experienced an honest-to-goodness snowstorm. Periods of heavy snow yes, but nothing spectacular. I want, like, a foot or two of snow. Just once or twice.

I especially love snow days when I have the day off with my husband to enjoy it. We had ourselves a lazy Sunday laying about and playing with Jacky in the park. (Jacky loves snow more than I do... it's her version of doggy dreamland. She is always so energetic and happy when it snows. We can't help but stay out long past our comfort level just to play with her in her wintery wonderland.