|We didn't realize it was "Bring Your Kids to the Library Day"... Three cheers for free snacks!|
|Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. And coffee, too. It's not a zero sum game.|
|If you can pretend to read, you'll never be bored.|
|The biggest blessings come in small packages.|
|And, the smallest blessings come in Svedka bottles.|
How was your weekend? Did you watch the Superbowl? I've never been a huge football fan, but the husband is, so I've gotten a bit more interested as the years have passed. And I like snacks and beer and elaborate musical acts and funny commercials, so the day is no longer viewed as a complete loss in my book...
Still, the bigger event of the weekend was that milder weather allowed us to venture forth from the house with all four of the children. And if the weather wants to get severe again, so we are homebound for another few weeks, that's fine with me! Just kidding. It wasn't that bad. But I wouldn't be so generous as to say it was easy, either. However, there were some extenuating circumstance...
The weather was milder, yes, but snow and slush clogged every parking lot, and the cold rain chilled to the bone. And it became apparent a couple hours into the trip, which included St. Michael's downtown for confession, and the public library, that two year old Veronica's inexplicable whining and crying (that had begun the moment her head came off her pillow), were, in fact, explicable. She was definitely coming down with something.
On the brighter side, it's a cold and not the death flu that seems to be afflicting everyone else, Edmond was a champ and slept almost the entire time we were out, and we have plenty of books to read during convalescence. Also, both Friday and Saturday night my unprompted husband delivered a dirty martini to my hand, which was upheld in supplication to the Divine. It wasn't the patience I was praying for, but I'll take it!