It’s the time of year when many people in our climate start dreaming of moving somewhere else. I gave up those crazy ideas years ago (winter has actually gotten easier for me to deal with post-kids!), but I do still definitely prefer summer.
Every year I’m like “oh I’m going to embrace winter this year, go snowshoeing or something, get some better outdoor gear”. And then I just stay inside and pour more whiskey into my tea. At least I have aspirations! I am so in awe of people I see biking this time of year. Someday… maybe…!
We spent the holidays mostly sick. Everyone we know was hit with something in those few weeks. Nathan had the flu, the kids both had coughs forever, somehow I got away with only getting half sick – literally, I could not hear out of my right ear, and snot was coming only out of the right side of my nose.
Now it’s just the countdown until spring. January is halfway over, yay! Feb. is short and is the month of celebrating love, and Jane’s birthday, which will be held at a place that serves alcohol this year (what took me so long?). March I plan to do an unlimited month of yoga, and get in shape for going to visit one of my bestest friends in L.A. in April. I’ve never been to Cali! She has an 18 mo. old girl and we will just hang out with our babies on the beach =).
Other random things:
-Aiden is still wonderful. He’s the baby that makes me want more babies. When I see him I say ridiculous things like “I wuv wuv wuvs you my bubby boobles”.
-I finally calculated our net worth. I feel ashamed admitting this, being so into personal finance. But for so long I’ve been focused on our day to day budget and not spending more than we make in a month, because that has been such a challenge for years. I sat down one Saturday night (I know, party animal) and put all our retirement accounts from previous jobs, other savings and debt into one spreadsheet. And was pleasantly surprised we are not in the negative!
-I’ve started watching Wheel of Fortune a lot (I rarely watch tv but it’s on right when Nathan is getting home from work/Aiden is wanting to be held/I’m needing a break from the whole day) and dreaming about being a contestant. Or maybe Nathan being a contestant because he’s better under pressure than I am and just as good. Jane watches it with me and gets SO excited when I “win”. I seriously love this show, it’s one of the only smart shows left on tv.
That’s about all, hope you are having a wonderful winter wherever you are. One final pic of Jane dressing up Aiden in a Queen Elsa hat. That is some kind of makeup on her face, which she is obsessed with, thanks Auntie Jen =).