Well, I’ll follow Becky’s lead from Tuesday as it seems like I have not much else to talk about except all the snow! And there are nasty rumors floating around that we might be in for another several inches with a possible new storm early next week. But I’m in denial, and I’m thinking pleasant thoughts of warm spring days to come soon (I hope?)! Never mind how soggy—likely even flooded—the ground will be after all these white mounds melt....
I have plenty to keep me busy during this snowed in time, though. When I’m not working, I’m trying to keep my active, two-and-half-year-old Jodi occupied with fun indoor activities. We made Jello Jigglers for the first time the other day, much to Jodi’s delight. She refuses to actually eat them, but she loves to “juggle” them as she says. We’ve also been finger painting, making cookies and cupcakes, playing with Play-Do, swinging away on the swing Doug put up for Jodi in our basement, and digging in “Rice Beach” down there, too (dry rice in an inflatable baby pool). I also have a house to pack up, as we bought a new one and are moving in the next few weeks. It’s only about 5 minutes away from where we are now but is bigger with a great fenced-in backyard for our growing family. We are so excited and thankful for the way God provided. Oh yes, and I’m having a new baby sometime in the next six weeks or so. Whew! I'm so thankful my parents and Doug's parents live close by to help!
I’ve been busily working ahead so things will hopefully run smoothly with Heartsong while I’m off on maternity leave. For the most part I have my schedule of planned contracts full clear through the summer. I have content and copy edits scheduled way in advance with my freelance editors so that I can just quickly move things along during my time off. It feels good to be getting things done ahead of time. A good friend of mine recently had her second baby six weeks early; and thankfully her baby boy is home and doing great, but their experience has motivated me to get things done sooner than later!
Hmmm…turns out I had a little more talk about than just snow after all! I hope you all are staying warm, dry, and sane if you’re snowed under in your area, too.