snow days for days

 Last weekend we had a huuuuge snow storm. It started on Thursday and our normal 10-15 minute drive home from a friends house took an hour and a half! Then in basically snowed until Sunday. Dave was sick on Saturday and it was a bummer for all (but luckily Sam and I were spared!). I ate so many cookies. I was tested in patience as a package that was supposed to be delivered on Thursday didn't get here until the next Thursday...but also, the package contained laundry soap and it was just an excuse to not do any laundry except Sam's diapers. heh.

Sam wasn't a huge fan of the snow, but I don't know was was a correlation and what was causation. The first two pictures are from Friday and the next two are on Sunday when we finally emerged to check out the scene after the freezing rain (we had an extreme weather alert and church was canceled).

Luckily this was in the back part of our building where our car is...I'm sure I looked ridiculous trying to "make" Sam walk/experience the snow. But I scooped him up and we went back into the warm house. So, I tried. But I think this is because he fell, not because he hates the snow. 
 
"why am I wearing this huge coat again?"
 

happy valentine's day!


I even thought of this valentine myself! Aren't you proud, internet? I didn't like anything I found online for a simple valentine for family (that didn't involve cheesy footprints (I just can't, yet, do a card that involves a pun of feet) OR something that sam would have to "make" because well, he's one)

...and this just came to me one night. I think because we just finished Chuck, I have an extra love for Flynn Rider. This picture is my phone background and bam! creativity. who knew?

who invented tabs anyway?

Sometimes I wonder if it would be better if I started to finish one thought before starting on another. At this moment, I have 17 tabs open (plus probably 10 on my phone) in my browser. I'm working on a few things and saving a few things and I'm just always going from one thing to another.

On second thought, though, better tabs than 17 internet windows, which I'm sure I would do. 

There are always things I want to research, investigate, catch up on, find, decide on, order (sometimes it takes me a week or more to finish filling my cart), read, bookmark, comment on, etc. Sometimes I stop in the middle because Sam wakes up and I put the computer away (but not like I never use it when he's up...) or I need to do something else. Sometimes I do things in the evening but not during the day, etc. I suppose the downside to most of my time being unstructured is....the lack of structure to finish things.

A lot of it comes from checking an email or clicking on a link. Then, it's saved for me to look at, but I don't have to do it right now. It's kind of like my browser with all its tabs is a list. And when I finish, I close it and move on. I feel I constantly remember things I was going to look up, and yet always have things just out of my memory that I was just going to look up. And then I add that to the open browsers or the list in my planner of things to do. And I know, bookmarks and pinterest exist to help with this. However, I don't like pinning things I don't actually like or want to keep. Then it becomes another list of undone things.

I worked hard at the end of the year to finish up projects that needed finishing so I could start with a blank slate this year. So I have a few that I have started and need to finish, but I have many more added to a list to do sometime. And that is how it works for everyone, of course, but I feel like I need to better at thinking, "Ok, I have a thought. I will spend all the time required to finish and resolve it and then move on." But...that doesn't happen too often. But it probably could, if I tried. Or didn't care so much about random things I want to figure out. Or decide on. ahhh. Indecision is probably part of this. My age-old problem.

I made a goal in February to not research a single thing I wanted to buy, which is honestly because I spent the last week of January hemming over what kind of soap or something to add to my cart, and I wanted to give myself permission to just buy the one I wanted and get it over with. And I guess as an excuse if it was slightly more expensive or something, I can say, "well yes, but I wanted it and so I bought it" And you know, around here, if I didn't look at any reviews and bought it anyway, that would be okay. And I can't say that I've avoided looking at reviews in February but nothing I was seriously going to buy so....how did I become such a review junkie? bleh. That's probably half my problem.

And sometimes it takes me days to reply to a text (and other times 2 seconds, so I don't really get it) and I don't really have a good reason for that. Sometimes I'm thinking about a reply or I read it when my hands are full so I don't reply right away. I really want to do better at not opening a message until I have time to reply. I feel like that would simplify my life a little bit.

And most things, really, if it's important, it will come up again, right?

january recap

In the last week or so Sam has started walking on purpose and it's so fun to see. He gets a big grin on his face and waves his hands in the air for balance. I imagine by the end of February, he'll be a professional walker.

We learned that sam is DEATHLY afraid of the printer (see here for a video).

We finished the netflix series we were working on since November (Chuck; we loved it and it quickly moved to one of our favorites) and decided that is the last whole series we are going to netflix. ....until we find another one that intrigues us, I am sure. Also, anyone watch the Mindy Project? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? We have to wait until APRIL to see what happens next??

The best recipe we tried last month was this skillet dinner.

I actually am in the positive in regards to lip balms in my possession. This has never happened in my life. I keep finding all the ones that Sam or myself have stashed away.

Dave and I met 6 years ago, which is crazy (seven Januarys ago, if you're counting like that). My sister swiped our old name tags from the print shop where we met (I'm not sure why I didn't do that years ago).

It's been cold and dreary (not even rainy, which I don't mind) and we've been mostly staying inside. Sometimes I feel like wow, we're boring! City dwellers go out everyday! (or you know, according to blogs) All the sites! All the walks! But even though our apartment is small, it's still fun for Sam and he doesn't seem to mind. And you know, I don't mind have a couch to sit on every once in a while. I try to make sure we at least go get the mail if we didn't do anything and breathe some fresh air.

And one of the best parts of January was Sam finally recovering from his colds, ear infection and runny nose. Who doesn't love a healthy baby? And pants that can stay clean longer than a day and a half because said baby doesn't wipe his nose all over them?

Happy February! Someone around here turns the big three-oh, and I'm making him let me throw him a birthday party.