Tuesday, March 19, 2013

giant snow

the weather was weird yesterday.  i walked home in sleet that felt like needles on my face - but the temperature was fluctuating so rapidly that sometimes the sidewalk was a slushy mess and sometimes it was a sheet of ice - all within 15 minutes.  i got home to find penny pretty punchy in the bathtub.  she and her sitter were all giggly and she was warm and smelled delicious.  i got her all changed into pajamas and she asked if we could read one bedtime story on the couch, and one in her bed.  this sounded like a fine plan to me.  we got all settled on the couch, and she looked out the window, pointed, and said "look at the snow, mama!"  it was falling in some of the most giant flakes i have ever seen in my life.  we ended up turning off the light, and sitting snuggled together on the couch just watching the snow together for a while.  i haven't felt so relaxed and at peace with myself and the world in a long time.

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