"Why January in the State of Utah, When Occuring in Combination With Being the Parent of a Very Sick Toddler,
Sucks My Will to Live, Not to Mention Any Desire to Blog Ever Again."
After that title, I don't think there's really much else to say, right? It has been a very long couple of weeks, and it has been a rare occurance for dinner to be made or the dishes to be done, much less any creative journaling going on. Poor Bundle has been a mess (the booger post from a couple of weeks ago was just the beggining,) and has slept well only when cradled in my arms. I tried not to get tense about that, because she's quickly heading out of the baby phase, but it was a little hard when I could barely get dressed or shower without her having a complete meltdown.
Yesterday and today have provided me with hope and a lightness of heart that I haven't had in quite some time. First of all, last night the kids and I joined some friends for a night time walk through the rain up to the UofU campus. Cold, yes. Rainy, yes. Wonderful to be out in clean air? I can't even tell you how wonderful it was. And then today the kids don't have shcool so we took advantage of the above-freezing temps (first time in more than two weeks!) and went to the zoo. Oh happiness. Air. Sun. Beautiful clouds. Walking hard. Playing with the kids. I think I'm going to make it through January. But just barely.
Well, I tried to post some pictures I took at the zoo, but my phone is refusing to cooperate. Oh well. And just so you know, January gets a lot better when your neighbor shows up on your doorstep carrying a lovely little square box labeled "Paradise Bakery" and the smell of chocolate and cinnamon comes wafting your way. Thanks, Blair.