Saturday, April 16, 2011

Popsicles & April Snow

I'm sitting here on the couch with a feverish little body pressed up against mine. She's eating her fifth or sixth popsicle of the day because nothing else holds any appeal to her. And nothing else has stayed down since yesterday either. We've been lucky to dodge most of the bugs that have been going around this year. But not this one. So between Hannah down with this bug and the snow that halted all the progress spring had made, today was kind of a quiet day. Her and I did a lot of reading and a lot of snuggling on the couch. I'm not sure what the rest of the kids did. Kidding. Sort of.

So about that snow. Knowing it's not atypical for our area and also knowing  it probably won't last long do not help to soften the blow of a mid-April snowstorm. At all. Last week we enjoyed some afternoons in the backyard, the ground beneath my clothesline became fabulously free of snow, and the sandbox was unearthed from the mountain of snow that covered it. Everything in the backyard was new again as the kids soaked up the fresh air well into the evening causing them to sleep so good. So I'm just not real excited about going backward, you see. Seeing the ground covered once again in white is more than a little depressing. Back on with the winter jackets, back out with the boots. Just in case we were actually thinking spring might be here or something. We'll try again in June. Maybe.

And... That's all I got for the moment. Another popsicle is needed. Maybe dolly is perking up a little because she just ate a cracker too. Ooh, I can hope- for some actual sleep tonight for her and I. And everyone else for that matter.