right around the corner
My life as of late has looked a lot like this. Frosty outside, cozy inside. Slow mornings with coffee and my family, my dog sitting in the sun. The christmas cactus bloomed, just a couple months behind schedule. Muffins have been baked. And cards have been embroidered.
I can feel it in the air, though, that winter is almost at an end. It has been the coldest winter since we've lived here. Actually, it is reported to be the coldest winter this town has experienced for 30 years. And it was obvious! So much snow, and so many days where the temperature did not rise into the double digits. It has been hard having a busy toddler who brings his shoes to me at 7.30am demanding "go! go!", desperate to play outside. You just can't explain hypothermia to a one and a half year old, trust me.
I've been swimming in schoolwork lately. Not drowning, mind you, not yet. I've kept my head above water and will attempt to do so as the papers and exams pile up week after week. It is my last semester so I feel hopeful even while occasionally feeling overwhelmed. I just drink a lot of tea and try to stay on task.
Other than that, the weeks are just marching right along. Speaking of weeks, I am currently 25 weeks pregnant, and definitely appearing so. In a way it feels like June is a long way off, in another way, it feels like it is right around the corner. I am excited for our new family member!
It seems my winter fog has been lifting, and I have been feeling more active and more alive. I feel a stirring within me to get outside and get moving. I feel encouraged by the sun that's been showing its face, and intrigued by the crocuses popping up all over the yard.
How are you feeling as winter slowly turns to spring?