Naturally, I meant to write before this. I wanted to let you know my New Year's Resolutions, our Valentine's Day plans, our first time seeing snowing in five years....
But then winter happened, and if you live in the Northeast, you're nodding right now, your eyes full of tears. And so, instead of many happy-go-lucky blog posts, I watched the snow fall outside the window for five weeks like we were living out one of the Little House on the Prairie books.
However, it wasn't all bad! Ryan landed a new job as an editor working on toy commercials for an excellent company you have heard of that I'm not sure I can mention here? It's a really great opportunity though, and he's happy. It has been a relief after so much uncertainty, and I hope that it all goes well. It's another contract job, and while contracted jobs make me nervous, this one is full time with benefits.
And I was interviewed by our local news station! You can see the interview here
! They interviewed me about 'Breaking Cat News.' It was very exciting, I can't tell you how much I love writing that comic. The readers are just amazing. After the last couple of years we've had, to be creating something for such a kind, supportive, encouraging group of people has done so much good for my spirit. I don't care if that sounds corny, it's the absolute truth. It's forced me to focus on positive things, to look for humor in our daily lives, and to keep myself thinking forward and not dwelling on the bad. It could not have happened at a better time, and I thank everyone who reads the comic and enjoys it and lets me know from the bottom of my heart.
Our son is running, babbling, playing instruments, driving tiny trucks, and being awesome. He will be two next month, and I can't believe it. And speaking of next month, I am a thousand months pregnant and our little girl is due in about two weeks!
|This was me a month ago. You wouldn't think I could get any bigger,|
but the human body is a marvel.
|Seattle child was not a fan of snow.|
|"Can we go in now?"|
|Luke still loves his skull friend, "Morte."|
(Ryan named him).
|Lupin decided to help with the dishes.|
(Forgive the messy sink. I had a split second to either take the photo
or wipe out the sink for the photo and I mean, there was already a cat sitting
in it, so....)
|Luke liked sledding a little, at least!|
|Watching 'Curious George' with Morte.|
That's a little bit of our first winter back east. Just imagine about 3-4 more feet of snow on top of everything.
I'm usually a solid autumn/winter girl, but this year I have to confess I cannot wait for spring. I'm so excited to meet our daughter, I'm really looking forward to not being pregnant anymore (I'm not the greatest at being pregnant) and I'm hopeful for some warm-but-not-like-crazy-warm-take-it-easy-New-England days.
I hope this post isn't riddled with typos, I just wanted to pop in to say hello! I hope wherever you are winter was not too hard on you, and if it was, I hope we can all look forward to some warmer days ahead! It's supposed to snow again tomorrow, but with some luck that will be the end of it!
Could you send some of that snow over to the UK please? We had a tiny amount this year, just enough to remind me how much I like snow, but not enough for the proper snow-day experience, or enough watching little kids get completely over-excited, so a little more would be really nice...