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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Winter Blahs

The last few weeks haven't been the greatest around here. Prior to my last post, I'd been sidelined for two days with a horrendous stomach bug. Then the following weekend, when I'd planned to have a relaxing MLK day with Max, he tried to jump from my arms while going down the stairs, and I slipped and missed the bottom step. For the second time since Max was born, I broke a bone. This time it was a finger, which actually hasn't been too awful. But I really banged up my feet too, and those toes are still bothering me three weeks later. Marc also ran a fever for a few days, Max had a runny nose for quite a while, and now today Hannah is home with a stomach bug too. Sigh. I am quite ready for this cold-and-flu season to be behind us, as well as all of the snow that has accompanied it this year.

Of course, it hasn't been all bad. The inauguration of President Barack Obama was definitely a wonderful day. I watched the coverage on CNN.com and had a blast with the facebook integration feature. It was fun having these people from so many different parts of my life commenting on the events in real time, and it made sitting in my cubicle at work a much less isolating experience. While he hasn't had the smoothest start, I am still very optimistic about what the future holds.

The four of us went to New Haven a couple weeks ago to celebrate Fillis & John's 38th wedding anniversary. We had a fantastic meal at the Union League Restaurant, and I highly recommend their ginger-infused Lemondrop if you're ever in the area. It was great to spend some time with Rachel and Jon before the twins arrive too.

This week we've been seeing signs, as Marc put it, of the light at the end of the "two-daycares-in-opposite-directions" tunnel. It's an astounding 54 degrees here right now, and the tons of snow are finally melting away, reminding us that spring is just around the corner. And beyond that, we've been figuring out summer camp options for Hannah. Even further, tomorrow night is Intro to Kindergarten night at the school she'll be attending. Before we know it, Max will be starting at Gan Yeladim, and hopefully our lives will be getting a shade less complicated. I can't wait.

So hopefully we're getting through the low point of the winter and moving on to better times. Hope you're all defrosting well!

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