Cozy and productive …

It’s raining here today. And it’s the first day that I’ve had to catch my breath in a month. I absolutely refuse to leave the house today for anything more than my children’s needs and a natural disaster. HA! But as much as I’d like to just curl up in bed and nap, I can’t. The Holidays and my life just won’t allow it! So I’ve come up with a nice compromise. I’m currently buried under a Christmas blanket, curled up in my chair sitting at my desk, drinking a warm cup of holiday coffee, handling responsibilities and ordering gifts online. It’s all about balance and comfort and getting it all done … especially when life graciously allows it.

Well, I hope you all have a day that is cozy and productive!!!

The sound of rain …

I should be irritated. It woke me earlier than I normally wake up. And it immediately made me think of 10 things that I needed to do because it finally showed up. Thank God I took the trash cans out to the curb last night! I also resentfully decided that I wasn’t running in it either. I cursed it’s unpredictability.

But not for long and definitely not like I used to.

As I have grown older I don’t mind it. Before I saw it as an indicator of a more difficult day. ESPECIALLY when my crew was really little. But now, not so much. It’s nice. It makes me feel cozy. And a whole lot LAZY. A friend recently described me as the busiest person that they knew. So maybe a HAULT in my normal routine is something that I have come to appreciate. Trust me, it doesn’t disrupt my day to the point where I turn into a NOT busy person. But it’s enough to slow me down and it allows me enjoy a few peaceful moments that I would have missed otherwise.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you enjoy the sound of the rain!!!

A change in plans …

Sid and I were going to spend some time in Santa Monica and Los Angeles today. The weather and traffic made us rethink that idea. So we enjoyed a very rainy and sleepy day around our house instead. Yep, sometimes things work out just perfectly.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you have a change in plans!!!

A homebody …

I will be the first to admit that I have been going a bit stir crazy having been home so much this year. First with Sid for almost the entire month of January and now with Reese, who’s recovery is taking a little longer than first anticipated. Don’t get me wrong, I would do this a million times over to make sure that my babies were happy and healthy. But some days the down time makes this active mama a little bonkers.

 Except today.

Today was chilly, cloudy and rainy. Being at home was perfect. I felt like we were nesting, all cozy and warm. I loved it!

Well, I hope you all had a day where you enjoyed being a homebody!!!

  

Fuzzy socks and the love of my life …

Today in Cali we are having quite a rain storm. No, not like the polar snowstorms other parts of the county are experiencing, but a major storm for us nonetheless. I don’t like rain. Well, it’s OK as long as I don’t have to go out in it. I don’t like feeling damp … guh. Cold rain is the worst. Add in wind and you may as well just tap me out of life. In recent years I’ve had to run in it. Not lots of it thankfully and not treacherous. I’ve learned I hate the treadmill at the gym more than mild rain. But, there is something about a cozy rainy day that speaks to my soul. It’s comforting and somehow healing. I got the opportunity to spend the whole morning hanging with my 4 year old Ree. Although our fevers have been long gone we are both still on the mend from this last battle we had with the plague’s distant cousin. My Ree was so sick it scared me. She’s never been sick like that before. Reese has Down Syndrome and was born prematurely weighing only 2lbs 15oz. Although she is strong and healthy there is a part of me that will never forget seeing her so vulnerable. I still go right back there when she’s sick. Anyway, I’m glad we are past the worst of this illness. Today was just what we needed … I needed. We got comfy cozy. Sweatshirts. Sweats. Blankets. Pillows. CHECK! Oh, I almost forgot the most important part of a snuggly day at home! Wait for it …

Well, I hope you all have a day where you get to wear warm fuzzy socks with the love of your life!!!