Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Bright Side

I am not a fan of winter. I have said that before. There are a few things, however, that you can only have in the wintertime and so, I'm enjoying those things!

  1. Snow. I like it in December and January (maybe February). I've had enough come March.
  2. Soup! I love soup, all kinds of soup. You can't really eat many soups in the summertime so I'm really trying to eat as many I can right now. Yum! My favorites are corn chowder, bean soup, chili, broccoli (with cheese, of course), etc, etc.
  3. Winter clothes. As much as I don't enjoy taking the time to get bundled up to go outside, or my daughter whining and crying as I wrap her up in a snowsuit, jacket, hat, etc, I do enjoy wearing sweaters, long pants, turtle necks, etc.
  4. Christmas. Of course, Christmas would be weird if it were warm outside. I enjoy a cold and white Christmas.
  5. Snow Days. I live in Ohio and I'm from Kansas. This means that most of the population is flipping out when they see a snow-flake. I rarely take a day off of work for snow (or even arrive late) but it's nice to work in a quiet peaceful building during those snow days. It gives me an excuse to leave early, even if the roads are fine!
The husband is still gone and won't return until late tomorrow. I realized this week that I would not make a good single parent (if (God-forbid) that I be forced into that situation). Nothing has happened to warrent this thought really. She's not sick, extra fussy, or anything. I just miss having the other parent around to bounce things off of. We do this constantly. "Do you think she's tired?" "Is it time for bed?" "What should I give her for supper?" "Should we give her a bath?" It's just nice having that second opinion. I guess I'm just trying to say that I appreciate having the big guy around! :)

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I had my taste of single-parenthood when Aaron worked in Admissions and I hated it. It was so completely exhausting. And even then, it wasn't true single-parenting b/c I didn't have to go to work. I get a little taste of it still and I don't like it any better. I guess it's a good reminder that these men DO serve some purpose ;)