Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Winter is here.

We're back. Right now I wish I wasn't. Today is the first day in December, and looking out the window it really shows! Yesterday there was not a single flake of snow on the ground. Today we are looking out at a winter wonderland. The tree branches are all burdened with two or three inches of snow and the ground is a thick white blanket. A light white powder continues to fall softly from the sky with not a breath of wind to blow it sideways. Truly it is a beautiful sight, but it also means highway conditions will be an ever-present concern from now until late March or so. As usual, I am kicking myself for not having finished my Christmas shopping in November as I had originally planned. It is harder than it seems to follow a plan like that when there are three young boys in the equation.

Today I need to go into town to have my eyes looked at again. My right eye seems okay now and I am on drops until tomorrow, but now the other eye is really red and somewhat light sensitive and I feel like it is starting all over again. I am terribly discouraged about it and I'm tired of seeing doctors...especially eye doctors. I don't really want to venture in today with my boys in the van because conditions are less than ideal on the roads, but if I don't, will my eye get worse? I'm so tired of this. Today I am discouraged and irritable, and all I want to do is crawl into bed and go to sleep. I don't feel like dealing with grouchy boys, but that's what I've got. We didn't get home from our weekend until 12:30 a.m. which was altogether way too late for me. I was stressed out and upset and felt like making that the last time I attend, but I'm sure the boys will want to be part of it in the future. Mike too, for that matter. I just don't know why it has to be so late on a Sunday. If I had known I probably would have opted out.

Anyway, I probably shouldn't post much more right now. I'm just in too terrible a mood to be allowed to share my thoughts publicly. Hopefully things will improve later today. Maybe we should put our tree up tonight. Then again, maybe best to save that until I'm in a decent mood. I don't know. The boys are eating lunch now. As soon as they're done I'm putting Jamie to bed and I'm kicking Cody outside. He can try his new boots on. I think he'll like it, actually. Maybe he'll have so much fun he'll stay out for a while. I'd love to do some Christmas baking, but it's too messy in here and I'm too tired. If I don't bum around, I will have to spend my energy cleaning, not baking. Not yet.

So, I'm off for now. Hopefully I'll have something more positive to report tomorrow.

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